diminish(redirected from the law of diminishing returns)
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diminishverb abate, abbreviate, abrade, abridge, assuage, bate, become smaller, belittle, bound, cause to be smaller, cause to taper, cheapen, compress, consume, contract, curb, curtail, cut back, cut down, damp down, dampen, decelerate, decimate, decrease, deduct, deflate, delete, deminuere, depopulate, depreciate, depress, derogate, detract, detract from, dilute, divest, do subbraction, dock, drain, drop off, dull, dwindle, eat away, ebb, economize, empty, erode, excise, expurgate, extenuate, fade away, fall away, grow less, lessen, lighten, limit, lower, make less, make smaller, make thin, minify, minimize, mitigate, pare, prune, quell, quiet, recede, reduce, remit, render few, render smaller, restrain, retard, roll back, rub away, run down, run low, scale down, shave off, shorten, shrink, slow down, step down, stifle, subdue, subside, subtract, take away, take from, take off, taper, thin, thin out, tone down, tune down, unload, use up, wane, waste, waste away, weaken, wear away, wear down, wear out, weed out, whittle, withdraw, wither
Associated concepts: diminished responsibility, diminished use, diminishing returns
See also: abate, abridge, allay, alleviate, assuage, attenuate, check, commute, curtail, damage, decrease, deduct, demean, demote, depress, derogate, discount, disgrace, erode, excise, extenuate, impair, lessen, minimize, mitigate, moderate, mollify, palliate, rebate, reduce, relax, remit, restrain, restrict, retrench, subside