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-mĭnŭo (or dimmĭnuo ), ĕre,
I.v. a., to break into small pieces, to dash to pieces, to break (v. deminuo—rare; “perh. only ante-class.): qui ego illi speculo dimminuam caput,Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 109; cf.: “caput homini,id. Men. 2, 2, 30: “caput tuum,Ter. Eun. 4, 7, 33: “cerebrum tibi,id. Ad. 4, 2, 32; Lucr. 1, 614.—
II. To violate, outrage, destroy by outrage: “veritates,Vulg. Psa. 11, 1: “de verbis libri,id. Apoc. 22, 19 (perh. deminuerit is a better reading).
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