- to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum: to miniaturize electronic equipment.
Also especially British, min·i·a·tur·ise.
Origin of miniaturize
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Related Words for miniaturizelessen, reduce, decrease, underestimate, diminish, downplay, curtail, derogate, dwarf, deprecate, prune, knock, attenuate, discount, decry, cheapen, pan, detract, belittle, disparage
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Contemporary Examples of miniaturize
Then again, the question of whether North Korea can ‘miniaturize’ a nuclear weapon remains eerily unanswered.How Scared Should You Be About North Korea?
April 11, 2013
- (tr) to make or construct (something, esp electronic equipment) on a very small scale; reduce in size
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