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Synonyms for diminished

impaired by diminution

(of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use

(of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval

made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth)

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It will be observed that a difference has been made by the convention between the compensation of the President and of the judges, That of the former can neither be increased nor diminished; that of the latter can only not be diminished.
Slowly she drifted to the southeast, rising higher and higher as the flames ate away her wooden parts and diminished the weight upon her.
At first, Toby with a degree of fastidiousness that seemed to me ill-timed, was for picking out the minute particles of tobacco with which the spongy mass was mixed; but against this proceeding I protested, as by such an operation we must have greatly diminished its quantity.
This was rather an agreeable reflection than otherwise, for it diminished our dread of accidentally meeting with any of them, and I came to the conclusion that perhaps we could not have selected a more secure hiding-place than this very spot we had so accidentally hit upon.
The second conclusion is that all the deputations composing the convention were satisfactorily accommodated by the final act, or were induced to accede to it by a deep conviction of the necessity of sacrificing private opinions and partial interests to the public good, and by a despair of seeing this necessity diminished by delays or by new experiments.
Recent research suggests that people with a diminished ability to taste food choose sweeter--and likely higher-calorie--fare that could put them on the path to gaining weight.
Isn't it more likely that the service to the local community will be diminished and the police are pretending that the service to the community will not be diminished?
DENVER -- Infertile women with blood type O have an increased prevalence of diminished ovarian reserve, according to Dr.
Newcastle Crown Court heard Shapung is likely to admit responsibility but may claim diminished responsibility.
Especially in immature males, testis length diminished with increasing concentrations of many of these compounds, including DDT, polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants, and banned termiticides called chlordanes.
The number of hotel rooms has been significantly diminished as a result of the massive appeal to convert to condos.
Governments dedicated to maximizing the appearance of forest economic activity are entirely undeterred from transferring diminished forests and environmental and economic consequences to future generations.
Moreover, its value was inexorably diminished as the tariffs of developed countries were progressively reduced.
There are a number of factors that would indicate that in fact the risk from many kinds of attacks has diminished in the last few years, a few of which are mentioned below.
The three most commonly seen components of frailty were diminished walking speed, diminished strength, and diminished activity, all of which are consistent with sarcopenia.