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Meaning of LESSENING

Pronunciation:  l'esuning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a change downward; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  2. [adj]  becoming less in dimension or degree; "the lessening distance between us"

LESSENING is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: decrease, decreasing, drop-off
 Antonyms: increase
 See Also: alteration, attrition, casualty, change, dwindling, dwindling away, modification, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, waning



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