diminished

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈmɪnɪʃt/
  • Hyphenation: di‧min‧ished

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diminished

  1. simple past tense and past participle of diminish

AdjectiveEdit

diminished (comparative more diminished, superlative most diminished)

  1. lessened, reduced
    The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome.
    • 1942 May-June, “Notes and News: War and the American Railways”, in Railway Magazine, page 184:
      Another well-known express to disappear on the same date was the Blue Comet of the Central of New Jersey, an all-coach luxury express which operated between New York and Atlantic City; in this case the reason is diminished patronage.
  2. made to seem less important, impressive, or valuable
    She felt diminished by the report card.
  3. (music) reduced by a semitone

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