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Definition of "lessening" []

  • Present participle of lessen. (verb)
  • A growing lesser; reduction or decrease. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lessening" in a sentence
  • "One major reason for satisfaction is that American medicine has been astoundingly successful in lessening mortality from the two most feared killers, cancer and heart disease."
  • "The amendment arose from a long-standing interest in lessening human exposure to mercury, a known neurotoxin and nephrotoxin."
  • "This has been an exercise in lessening BP's liability from day one."