minish

[ min-ish ]
/ ˈmɪn ɪʃ /
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verb (used with or without object) Archaic.

to diminish or lessen.

Nearby words

  1. minipill,
  2. minirecorder,
  3. minischool,
  4. miniscule,
  5. miniseries,
  6. miniski,
  7. miniskirt,
  8. ministate,
  9. minister,
  10. minister of state

Origin of minish

1300–50; late Middle English, variant (assimilated to -ish2) of menuse < Middle French menu(i)sier < Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre to lessen. See minute2, mince

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