Definition and Meanings for lessen
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Part of Speech of lessen
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective, intransitive verb
Etymology of lessen
Meaning of lessen
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, adjective
- to make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune.
as intransitive verb
- to become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened.