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1. diminished, lessened, vitiated, weakened

impaired by diminution

2. atrophied, diminished, wasted

(of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

Example Sentences:
'partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm'

3. diminished

(of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval

Example Sentences:
'a diminished fifth'

4. belittled, diminished, small

made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

Example Sentences:
'her comments made me feel small'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of diminished
reduced or lessened; made smaller
2. music
denoting any minor or perfect interval reduced by a semitone
3. music
denoting a triad consisting of the root plus a minor third and a diminished fifth
4. music (postpositive)
(esp in jazz or pop music) denoting a diminished seventh chord having as its root the note specified
B diminished

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see synonyms of diminished
made smaller; lessened; reduced
2.  Music
lessened by a half step
said of intervals or of chords formed with such an interval

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see synonyms of diminished
v. di·min·ished, di·min·ish·ing, di·min·ish·es
a. To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen. See Synonyms at decrease.
b. To detract from the authority, reputation, or prestige of: "Her upper-class perfection ... somehow diminished me" (Shirley Abbott).
2. To cause to taper.
3. Music To reduce (a perfect or minor interval) by a semitone.
1. To become smaller or less.
2. To taper.

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