Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) To make less; to reduce; to make smaller, or fewer; to diminish; to lower; to degrade; as, to lessen a kingdom, or a population; to lessen speed, rank, fortune.
2. (v. i.) To become less; to shrink; to contract; to decrease; to be diminished; as, the apparent magnitude of objects lessens as we recede from them; his care, or his wealth, lessened.
Strong's Hebrew4591. maat -- to be or become small, diminished, or few...
A primitive root; properly, to pare off, ie Lessen
; intransitively, to be (or
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2637. chaser -- to lack, need, be lacking, decrease
... A primitive root; to lack; by implication, to fail, want, lessen -- be abated, bereave,
decrease, (cause to) fail, (have) lack, make lower, want. << 2636, 2637. ...
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7918. shakak -- to decrease, abate
... subsided. Word Origin a prim. root Definition to decrease, abate NASB Word
Usage lessen (1), lying in wait (1), subsided (3). appease ...
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1639. gara -- to diminish, restrain, withdraw
... A primitive root; to scrape off; by implication, to shave, remove, lessen, withhold --
abate, clip, (di-)minish, do (take) away, keep back, restrain, make small ...
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2820. chasak -- to withhold, refrain
... NASB Word Usage hold them back (1), hold back (2), keep back (1), keeps back (1),
kept (1), kept their in check (1), kept back (1), lessen (1), lessened (1 ...
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