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verb (used with or without object) Archaic.
  1. to diminish or lessen.
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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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  • Among them I used to minish myself to the size of an ant and become a pioneer hewing out a pathway through virgin thickets.

    Lore of Proserpine

    Maurice Hewlett

  • Short our end, and minish our pain; Let us go and never come again.