That said, nothing can diminish Ava's epic search for her sister.
He exploited a physique that most would try desperately to diminish.
And developing information that can help to prevent or diminish future fatalities.
early 15c., from merger of two obsolete verbs, diminue and minish. Diminue is from Old French diminuer "make small," from Latin diminuere "break into small pieces," variant of deminuere "lessen, diminish," from de- "completely" + minuere "make small" (see minus).
Minish is from Old French menuisier, from Latin minuere. Related: Diminished; diminishes; diminishing.