minimizing
minimize min"i*mize (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {minimized} (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {minimizing} (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]*z[i^]ng).] 1. To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum. --Bentham. [1913 Webster]

2. To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage. [PJC]


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