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English noun: lessening

1. lessening (event) a change downward


SamplesThere was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided.
There was a sharp drop-off in sales.


Synonymsdecrease, drop-off


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)attrition, casualty, dwindling, dwindling away, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning


Antonymsincrease









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