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English definition of “diminish”

diminish

verb [I or T]     /dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/
to reduce or be reduced in size , importance , or value : If consumers start losing confidence , it will diminish demand for household goods . Investors can diversify their holdings in order to diminish risk . Over a period of several years , these securities diminished in value and the corporation went bankrupt .
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