verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of lessen
OTHER WORDS FROM lessenun·less·ened, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lessenlessen , lesson.
Example sentences from the Web for lessen
Now 72, she says she has been graced with great genes and is experiencing no lessening in her energy.Nancy Pelosi’s Tireless Obamacare Push Vindicated by Supreme Court Ruling|Eleanor Clift|July 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
While job losses per month may be lessening, there is a stunning dearth of new job creation.
The remedy does not consist in the lessening or weakening of sovereignty by individual states.Under Four Administrations|Oscar S. Straus
In fact, there were indications that the fall of snow was lessening.Tom Fairfield's Hunting Trip|Allen Chapman
Using two or more cylinders conduces to steady power generation and a lessening of vibration.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
To what extent is the success of stained glass windows due to a lessening of this handicap?Visual Illusions|Matthew Luckiesh
Refinement instead of lessening the tendency to sexual indulgence rather increases it.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh