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diminish

Pronunciation: /dəˈmɪnɪʃ; dɪˈmɪnɪʃ/

Translation of diminish in Spanish:

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • 1.1 [cost/number/amount] disminuir*, reducirse*; [enthusiasm] disminuir*, apagarse* the currency has diminished in value la moneda ha disminuido de valor or se ha depreciado 1.2
    (diminishing present participle/participio presente)
    [amount/speed/importance] cada vez menor the law of diminishing returns [Economics/Economía] la ley de los rendimientos decrecientes
    Example sentences
    • The propensity for people enriched by capital gains to borrow and spend is gradually diminishing.
    • The agrarian sector of the economy is gradually diminishing as the service sector assumes prominence.
    • The itching usually diminishes gradually and eventually stops after complete wound healing.
    Example sentences
    • This lack of comprehensiveness in no way diminishes the valuable contribution made by this fine book.
    • At Lynn the right of any member of the community to attend at least the more important assemblies was not diminished by the constitutional compromise of 1420.
    • The wardens complained that the plan has effectively smeared them and diminished their status.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

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