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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.
(Definition of diminish from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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