It can also mean become less important. Once the light has been dimmed, its role
in lighting the room is
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1Make or become less: [ with object ] : the new law is expected to
to become or to cause (something) to become less in size, importance, etc. : to lessen the authority or reputation of (someone or something) : to describe ...
v. di·min·ished, di·min·ish·ing, di·min·ish·es. v.tr. 1. a. To make smaller or less; reduce or lessen. See Synonyms at decrease. b. To detract from the authority, ...