minimize

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

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Plain form
minimize

Third-person singular
minimizes

Past tense
minimized

Past participle
minimized

Present participle
minimizing

  1. (transitive) If you minimize something, you make it as small as possible.
    We should take all steps to minimize the risk of disease.
    We are trying to minimize pollution by using bikes instead of our car.
    These steps will help us to minimize the time and cost of transporting materials.

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