minimise

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Minimise is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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Plain form
minimise

Third-person singular
minimises

Past tense
minimised

Past participle
minimised

Present participle
minimising

  1. (transitive); (UK); (old, no longer used) If you minimise something, you make it as small as possible.
    We should take all steps to minimise the risk of disease.
    We are trying to minimise pollution by using bikes instead of our car.
    These steps will help us to minimise the time and cost of transporting materials.

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