Bedwarf
Bedwarf \Be*dwarf"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedwarfed}.] To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bedwarf — index minimize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bedwarf — /bi dwörfˈ/ transitive verb To make dwarfish ORIGIN: ↑be (2) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bedwarfed — Bedwarf Be*dwarf , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bedwarfed}.] To make a dwarf of; to stunt or hinder the growth of; to dwarf. Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • belittle — Synonyms and related words: bedwarf, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, criticize, cry down, de emphasize, debase, decry, degrade, denigrate, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, derogate from, detract from, diminish, disapprove of,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • dwarf — Synonyms and related words: Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Finnbeara, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon, Titania, Tom Thumb, ace, atom, banshee, bedwarf, belittle, bit, bitsy, brownie, cluricaune, dab, de emphasize, detract from, diminish, diminutive, dole,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • play down — Synonyms and related words: abate, allay, alleviate, assuage, attemper, bank the fire, bedwarf, belittle, blunt, chasten, constrain, control, damp, dampen, de emphasize, deaden, deprecate, depreciate, detract from, diminish, downplay, dull, dwarf …   Moby Thesaurus

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