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minuō uī, ūtus, ere

3 MAN-, to make small, lessen, diminish, divide into small pieces : Mullum in singula pulmenta, H.: ligna, chop into small pieces , O.: minuendo corpus alebat, by feeding on it , O.To diminish, ebb : minuente aestu, at ebbtide , Cs.—Fig., to lessen, diminish, lower, reduce, weaken, abate, restrict . Ut aliqua pars laboris minuatur mihi, T.: meum consilium, change , T.: neque cupido Iugurthae minuebatur, S.: (rem familiarem), H.: gloriam Pompei: auctoritatem, Cs.: minuunt ea corporis artūs, grow less, diminish in size , O.: proelio uno et volnere suo minutus, discouraged , L.: controversias, settle , Cs.: minuenda est haec opinio, to be refuted : magistratum, restrict , L.: censuram, limit , L.: maiestatem populi R. per vim, offend against : religionem, N.: ne quid de dignitate generum minuatur.

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