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Dictionary definition for: Lessen

1. (v) decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

2. (v) make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

3. (v) wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"

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