verbo intransitivo/intransitive verb
- 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
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.