[ min-uh-mahyz ]
/ ˈmɪn əˌmaɪz /
verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.
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Also especially British, min·i·mise.
OTHER WORDS FROM minimizemin·i·mi·za·tion, nounmin·i·miz·er, nounun·min·i·mized, adjectiveun·min·i·miz·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for minimization
He was not part of the conspiracy aimed at the minimization of Cressy, the scholar.Gargoyles|Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for minimization
/ (ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz) /
to reduce to or estimate at the least possible degree or amountto minimize a risk
to rank or treat at less than the true worth; belittleto minimize someone's achievements
Derived forms of minimizeminimization or minimisation, nounminimizer or minimiser, noun
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