minify

[ min-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈmɪn əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), min·i·fied, min·i·fy·ing.

to make less.
to minimize.

Nearby words

  1. minicycle,
  2. minidisc,
  3. minidish,
  4. minidress,
  5. minie ball,
  6. minigun,
  7. minikin,
  8. minilab,
  9. minilaparotomy,
  10. minim

Origin of minify

1670–80; < Latin min(us) less + -ify, modeled on magnify

Related formsmin·i·fi·ca·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for minify

minify

/ (ˈmɪnɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied

(tr) rare to minimize or lessen the size or importance of (something)
Derived Formsminification (ˌmɪnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for minify

C17: from Latin minus less; for form, compare magnify

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