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lessen

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ˈlesən/
to become less or to make something less: Exercise and a healthy diet lessen the chance of heart disease. Strengthen the legs and it lessens the strain on the knees.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
Translations of “lessen”
in Korean 줄이다…
in Arabic يُقَلِّل…
in Portuguese diminuir, reduzir…
in Catalan reduir(-se)…
in Japanese ~を減らす, ~が減る…
in Italian diminuire, ridursi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 減少,降低,減輕…
in Russian уменьшать(ся)…
in Turkish azalmak, azaltmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 减少,降低,减轻…
in Polish zmniejszać (się)…
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