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Meaning of “minimize” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 contents
Operating computers
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