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Definition 1: a change downward - [noun denoting event]

Samples where lessening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
  • there was a sharp drop-off in sales

Synonyms for lessening in the sense of this definition

(lessening is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of lessening ) process or result of becoming less or smaller

"the material lost 2 inches per yard in shrinkage"

(... is a kind of lessening ) a decrease of military personnel or equipment

(... is a kind of lessening ) a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)

"after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market" "he could not control the sinking of his legs"

(... is a kind of lessening ) a wearing down to weaken or destroy

"a war of attrition"

(... is a kind of lessening ) a becoming gradually less

"there is no greater sadness that the dwindling away of a family"

(... is a kind of lessening ) a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent

"the waning of his enthusiasm was obvious" "the waxing and waning of the moon"

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