minimize

Definition of minimize

min´i`mize   Pronunciation: mĭn´ĭ`mīz
v. t.1.To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum.
[imp. & p. p. minimized (mĭn"ĭ*mīzd); p. pr. & vb. n. minimizing (mĭn"ĭ*mī*zĭng).]
2.To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage.

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