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Dictionary definition for: Diminished

1. (s) impaired by diminution

2. (a) (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm"

3. (s) (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth"

4. (s) made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth) "her comments made me feel small"

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