diminished

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  • IPA(key): /dɪˈmɪnɪʃt/
  • Hyphenation: di‧min‧ished

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diminished

  1. simple past tense and past participle of diminish

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diminished (comparative more diminished, superlative most diminished)

  1. lessened, reduced
    The diminished Roman Empire never recovered from the sack of Rome.
    • 1942 May-June, “Notes and News: War and the American Railways”, in Railway Magazine, page 184:
      Another well-known express to disappear on the same date was the Blue Comet of the Central of New Jersey, an all-coach luxury express which operated between New York and Atlantic City; in this case the reason is diminished patronage.
  2. made to seem less important, impressive, or valuable
    She felt diminished by the report card.
  3. (music) reduced by a semitone

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