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definition: of, pertaining to, or being the smallest or least possible in quantity, degree, or size.
example: Even a minimal amount of this drug can have serious side effects in children.
example: He gave a minimal response to his father’s question.
example: Her salary was minimal when she started at the job.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the adjective minimal
minimal + ADJECTIVE: ~ cost (e.g., the work was done at minimal cost), ~ effort (e.g., the task can be achieved with minimal effort), ~ amount, ~ impact, ~ effect, ~ risk, ~ disruption, ~ supervision, ~ oversight, ~ maintenance, ~ interference, ~ disturbance, ~ involvement, ~ resistance, ~ intervention, ~ interruption, ~ distortion, ~ discomfort, ~ inconvenience, ~ loss, ~ damage, ~ improvement, ~ expectations, ~ requirements, ~ contact, ~ preparation, ~ training, ~ downtime