- 1 [formal] [temperatura/nivel] to fall, drop; [río] to go down, drop in level; [cantidad/número] to diminish, dwindle, decrease; [esperanzas] to fade, dwindle; [fuerzas] to fade, wane, dwindle los embalses vieron menguar sensiblemente su contenido the water level in the reservoirs dropped considerably pasaban los días y el calor no menguaba the days passed and the hot weather continued unabated o/or there was no letup in the hot weather las reservas iban menguando rápidamente the reserves were diminishing rapidly en los últimos tiempos, su papel predominante se ha visto menguado the importance of his role has been diminished of late
- 1 [formal] [responsabilidad] to diminish el escándalo no menguó su popularidad the scandal did not detract from o/or diminish his popularity el incidente menguó su reputación como pediatra the incident damaged his reputation as a pediatrician no había factores que menguaran su responsabilidad en el asunto there were no factors which might diminish his responsibility in the matter
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