- Homophone Note, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||lessens, lessening, lessened
||to become or make smaller in amount or size.
The wind lessened as the storm ended.
- abate, decrease, diminish, lower, reduce, subside
- similar words:
- abridge, cool, decline, dwindle, ebb, fall, let up, lighten, minimize, moderate, shrink, wane
||break, deaden, detract, diminish, impair, modify, narrow, pare, quiet, recede, sink, soothe, still, take, weaken
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