The number of rapes has diminished since, but the violence continues, with very few perpetrators held responsible.
“We see no reason to think the threat has diminished,” says Kelly.
The crisis lays bare the diminished U.S. influence on the Egyptian military compared to only two years ago.
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.