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Definitions of diminished

  1. (of an organ or body part) diminished in size or strength as a result of disease or injury or lack of use; "partial paralysis resulted in an atrophied left arm" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. made to seem smaller or less (especially in worth); "her comments made me feel small" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (of musical intervals) reduction by a semitone of any perfect or minor musical interval; "a diminished fifth" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB

Usage examples for diminished

  1. Captain Mull had caused its lamps to be trimmed and lighted for the very reason that had induced Spike to do the same thing, and the dim star they presented was just struggling into existence, as it might be, as the briliance left by the setting sun was gradually diminished and finally disappeared. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. Twenty- five years from now the race of cattle and horses will have diminished in France by one half. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac