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Meaning of LESSENING

Pronunciation:  l'esuning

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a change downward; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  2. [adj]  becoming less in dimension or degree; "the lessening distance between us"
 

LESSENING is a 9 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: decrease, decreasing, drop-off
 
 Antonyms: increase
 
 See Also: alteration, attrition, casualty, change, dwindling, dwindling away, modification, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning

 

 

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 Related Terms: abatement, abating, abridgment, allaying, allayment, alleviating, alleviation, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, appeasement, assuagement, assuaging, attenuation, attrition, blunting, calming, chastening, contraction, contractive, curtailment, cushioning, cut, cutting, dampening, damping, deadening, declining, decrease, decreasing, decrement, decrescence, decrescendo, decrescent, deduction, deflation, deliquescent, demulsion, depletion, depreciation, depression, derogation, detraction, diminishing, diminishment, diminuendo, diminution, dip, disparagement, dulcification, dulling, dwindling, dying, dying off, ease, easement, easing, extenuation, extraction, fade-out, falling-off, hushing, impairment, languishing, languishment, leniency, letdown, letup, lightening, loosening, lowering, lulling, miniaturization, mitigating, mitigation, modulation, mollification, numbing, on the wane, pacification, palliation, quietening, quieting, reducing, reduction, reductive, relaxation, relaxing, relief, remedy, remission, retraction, retrenchment, sagging, salving, scaling down, shortening, shrinkage, simplicity, slackening, softening, soothing, subduement, subduing, subsiding, subtraction, tempering, tranquilization, truncation, waning, weakening
 

 

 

 

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