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    diminished - Dictionary definition and meaning for word diminished

    Definition
    (adj) impaired by diminution
    Synonyms : lessened , vitiated , weakened
    Definition
    (adj) (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use
    Synonyms : atrophied , wasted
    Example Sentence
    • partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm
    Definition
    (adj) (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval
    Example Sentence
    • a diminished fifth
    Definition
    (adj) made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)
    Synonyms : belittled , small
    Example Sentence
    • her comments made me feel small
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