Translation of lessen in Spanish:


aliviar, v.

Pronunciation /ˈlɛs(ə)n//ˈlɛs(ə)n/

transitive verb

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    (pain) aliviar
    (pain) atenuar
    (cost/risk) reducir
    (risk/cost) disminuir
    • Keep in mind that once it rains, the crabs and fish will probably move more towards the entrance as the salt content upstream lessens.
    • The ambulance guys thanked me for being diligent and my anxiety about wasting their time was lessened.
    • When she takes an antihistamine the level of nasal fluid lessens.
    • Every time a battery is left to go completely flat it lessens its chances of taking full charge again, which is probably why the situation is getting worse.
    • None of which lessens their beauty or historical value.
    • In fact, being part of the Greek community lessens the influence of such vices on impressionable young people.
    • This lessens their feelings of isolation and helplessness.
    • Rainwater harvesting also lessens local erosion and flooding caused by impervious cover such as pavement and roof.
    • Whether the posturing turns into something good is a question of whether the culture of pressure on artists lessens.
    • The grieving process is typically slow, gradually winding along until it eventually lessens.
    • They diminish our humanity and, for that reason, they lessen our capacity for God.
    • As their powers wane and their visibility lessens, they are not forgotten.
    • In this way it lessens the shock of the fall, enabling it to survive unscathed.
    • That terror is still in force, and the fact that it has faded from the headlines does not mean it has lessened.
    • Inhaling sandalwood oil lessens stress and can stop vomiting.
    • Also, some coaches are lessening the fall impact of injuries by scheduling spring practice earlier.
    • This lessens my anxiety over the prospect that for many years to come I will be slaving away to meet my commitments to the bank.
    • That makes me feel good, and also lessens my workload.
    • When the conflict is so easily resolved, it lessens the tension and lowers the stakes of the story.
    • An unwavering sense of purpose, or destiny, motivates many impostors, and even exposure rarely lessens this desire.

intransitive verb

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    (noise) disminuir
    (pain) aliviarse
    (excitement/interest) decrecer
    (excitement/interest) menguar