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  • lessening — adj. becoming less in dimension or degree; as, the lessening distance between us. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lessening — n. a change downward; a decrease; a reduction. Syn: decrease, drop off. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lessening — Lessen Less en (l[e^]s n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lessened} ( nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lessening}.] [From {Less}, a.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lessening — less·en·ing || lesnɪŋ n. change moving in a downward direction, drop off (e.g.: There was a sharp lessening in sales. ) less·en || lesn v. reduce, diminish, make less; decrease, become less …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lessening of price — index rebate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lessening — Synonyms and related words: abatement, abating, abridgment, allaying, allayment, alleviating, alleviation, analgesia, anesthesia, anesthetizing, appeasement, assuagement, assuaging, attenuation, attrition, blunting, calming, chastening,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lessening — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. decreasing, declining, waning, ebbing, dropping, diminishing, abating, slowing, dwindling, sinking, sagging, subsiding, moderating, slackening, ebbing, lowering, shrinking, drying up, shriveling up, depreciating,… …   English dictionary for students

  • lessening — n. Diminution, decrement, decrease, reduction, abatement …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • lessening — noun a change downward (Freq. 5) there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided there was a sharp drop off in sales • Syn: ↑decrease, ↑drop off • Ant: ↑increase ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heat escape lessening position — The heat escape lessening position (HELP), is a way to position oneself to reduce heat loss in cold water. It is taught as part of the curriculum in North America for lifeguard training. It involves essentially positioning one s knees together… …   Wikipedia

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