lessening

Definitions of lessening
  1. noun
    a change downward
    synonyms: decrease, drop-off
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    Antonyms:
    increase
    a change resulting in an increase
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    shrinkage, shrinking
    process or result of becoming less or smaller
    casualty
    a decrease of military personnel or equipment
    sinking
    a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    attrition
    a wearing down to weaken or destroy
    dwindling, dwindling away
    a becoming gradually less
    waning
    a gradual decrease in magnitude or extent
    compression, condensation, contraction
    the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    damage, equipment casualty
    loss of military equipment
    loss, personnel casualty
    military personnel lost by death or capture
    fading away
    gradually diminishing in brightness or loudness or strength
    type of:
    alteration, change, modification
    an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
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