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Overview of noun lessening

The noun lessening has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (5) decrease, lessening, drop-off

(a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales")

Overview of verb lessen

The verb lessen has 3 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) decrease, diminish, lessen, fall

(decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")

2. (2) decrease, lessen, minify

(make smaller; "He decreased his staff")

3. (1) subside, lessen

(wear off or die down; "The pain subsided") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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