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lessens, 3rd person singular present; lessened, past tense; lessened, past participle; lessening, present participle;
  1. Make or become less; diminish
    • - the years have lessened the gap in age between us
    • - the warmth of the afternoon lessened

  1. decrease: decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
  2. decrease: make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
  3. subside: wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
  4. (lessened) diminished: impaired by diminution
  5. (lessened) decreased in severity; made less harsh
  6. (lessening) decrease: a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  7. Lessines (Dutch: Lessen) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. On January 1, 2006 Lessines had a total population of 17,848. The total area is 72.29 km² which gives a population density of 247 inhabitants per km². ...
  8. To make less; to diminish; to reduce; To become less
  9. Having been lessened
  10. (verb) "to decrease": Your bravery will lessen our fear.
  11. make something smaller