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English definition of “minimize”

minimize

verb [T] (also UK -ise)
 
 
/ˈmɪnɪmaɪz/
to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible: Airport staff are trying to minimize the inconvenience caused to passengers.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
COMPUTING to click on the corner of a computer window to reduce it to a small title and hide its contentsOperating computers
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