laihduttaa

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Etymology[edit]

Causative aspect of laihtua (to lose weight) < laiha (slim)

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laihduttaa (transitive and intransitive)

  1. to lose, lose weight, slim, slim down reduce (to cause to lose weight)
    Lääkäri sanoi, että minun täytyy laihduttaa.
    The doctor said that I need to lose weight.
    Lääkäri sanoi, että minun täytyy laihduttaa viisi kiloa.
    The doctor said that I need to lose five kilos.
  2. (figuratively) to slim down, cut (to cause to become thinner or less)
    Lama laihdutti tilauskirjat.
    The recession slimmed down the order books.

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