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Meaning & Definition of Lessen in English

English

Lessen

/lɛsən/

verb

1. Decrease in size, extent, or range

  • "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
  • "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"
  • "Her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"
  • "His voice fell to a whisper"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • diminish
  • ,
  • lessen
  • ,
  • fall

2. Make smaller

  • "He decreased his staff"
    synonym:
  • decrease
  • ,
  • lessen
  • ,
  • minify

3. Wear off or die down

  • "The pain subsided"
    synonym:
  • subside
  • ,
  • lessen