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EtymologyEdit

From mazs (small) +‎ -ināt.

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mazināt

  1. 2nd person plural present indicative form of mazināt

mazināt tr., 3rd conj., pres. mazinu, mazini, mazina, past mazināju

  1. to reduce, to turn down (to make it so that, e.g., a phenomenon, a process, a mental state, etc., becomes less intense, weaker)
    mazināt troksnito reduce the noise
    mazināt gaismas spilgtumuto turn down the brightness of the light
    mazināt ātrumuto reduce the speed
    mazināt prieku, sāpesto reduce the joy, the pain
    mazināt gribas spēkuto reduce the will power
    mazināt negatīvo ietekmito reduce the negative influence
    atpakaļceļā debesis pamazām aizklāj pelēki mākoņi, bet tas karstumu nemazinaon the way back, gray clouds had covered some of the sky, but this didn't reduce the heat
    paslepeni iebāzu mutē cukura graudiņu, lai mazinātu šī dārgā vīna skābumuI secretly put in (my) mouth a sugar cube, in order to reduce the acidity of this expensive wine
  2. to reduce (to make something be less in quantity or in amount)
    mazināt zāļu devuto reduce the medicine dose
    mazināt ūdens patēriņuto reduce water consumption
    gads pēc gads aizritēja, un parāds palika nemazinātsyear after year went by, and the debt remained unreduced

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