"lessened" in the verb sense
1. decrease, diminish, lessen, fall
decrease in size, extent, or range
"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"
"The cabin pressure fell dramatically"
"her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"
"his voice fell to a whisper"
2. decrease, lessen, minify
"He decreased his staff"
3. subside, lessen
wear off or die down
"The pain subsided"
"lessened" in the adjective sense
1. diminished, lessened, vitiated, weakened
impaired by diminution
decreased in severity made less harsh
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