English translation of कम करना
कम करनाPowered by COBUILD /kama karana/
Definitions and Translations
/kama karana, kama karanA, kama karanaa, kam karanā/
1. alleviate transitive verb
If you alleviate pain, suffering, or an unpleasant condition, you make it less intense or severe. ⇒ ...the problem of alleviating mass poverty.
2. curtail transitive verb
If you curtail something, you reduce or restrict it. [formal] ⇒ Your spending is far too high, and must be curtailed.
3. cut transitive verb, countable noun
To cut something, or to make a cut in it, means to reduce it. ⇒ We must cut costs. ⇒ The deal will cut 50 billion dollars from the final cost.
4. cut phrasal verb
If you cut down something, you reduce it. ⇒ Politicians must agree ways to cut down pollution.
5. dampen transitive verb
To dampen something means to make it less lively or intense. ⇒ This did not dampen his enthusiasm.
6. decrease transitive or intransitive verb /dɪˈkriːs डिˈक्रीस्/
When something decreases, or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity. ⇒ Population growth is decreasing by 1.4% each year. ⇒ Exercise decreases our risk of heart disease. ⇒ ...decreasing interest rates.
7. deplete transitive verb
To deplete a stock or amount of something means to reduce it, usually to a very low level. ⇒ ...substances that deplete the ozone layer.
8. depress transitive verb
If something depresses prices, wages, or figures, it causes them to become less. ⇒ The stronger U.S. dollar depressed sales.
9. detract intransitive verb
If one thing detracts from another, it makes it seem less good or less impressive. ⇒ Even Sarah's rude comments could not detract from the excitement Meg felt.
10. diminish transitive or intransitive verb
When something diminishes, or when it is diminished, its importance, size, or intensity is reduced. ⇒ The threat of nuclear war has diminished.
11. ease transitive or intransitive verb
If something eases, or if it eases off, it is reduced in degree, speed, or intensity. ⇒ I gave him some paracetamol to ease the pain. ⇒ The pressure has eased off. ⇒ At last the rain eased up.
12. knock phrasal verb
To knock off an amount from a price, time, or level means to reduce it by that amount. ⇒ He has knocked 10 seconds off the world record.
13. lessen transitive or intransitive verb
If something lessens, or if you lessen it, it becomes smaller in amount, degree, or importance. ⇒ Changes to their diet would lessen the risk of heart disease.
14. lose transitive verb
You say you lose something when you have less of it. ⇒ She lost a lot of blood. ⇒ The best way to lose weight is to exercise. ⇒ The company was losing money.
15. lower transitive verb
To lower an amount, value, or quality means to make it less. ⇒ The Central Bank has lowered interest rates.
16. mitigate transitive verb
To mitigate something means to make it less unpleasant, serious, or painful. [formal] ⇒ Supportive friends and family mitigate stress.
17. narrow transitive or intransitive verb
If something narrows, or if you narrow it, its extent, range, or scope becomes smaller. ⇒ The EU and America narrowed their political differences.
18. narrow phrasal verb
If you narrow down a range of things, you reduce the number of things included in it. ⇒ I've narrowed the list down to twenty-three.
19. pare transitive verb, phrasal verb
If you pare something down or back, or if you pare it, you reduce it. ⇒ Management costs have been pared down.
20. scale phrasal verb
If you scale down something, you make it smaller in size, amount, or extent than it used to be. ⇒ This factory has scaled down its workforce from six hundred to only six.
21. shorten transitive or intransitive verb
If you shorten an event or the length of time that something lasts, or if it shortens, it does not last as long as it would otherwise do or as it used to do. ⇒ Smoking can shorten your life. ⇒ The days shorten in winter.
22. temper transitive verb
To temper something means to make it less extreme. [formal] ⇒ He had to learn to temper his enthusiasm.
23. turn phrasal verb
When you turn down a radio, heater, or other piece of equipment, you reduce the amount of sound, power, light, or heat being produced, by adjusting the controls. ⇒ He kept turning the central heating down.
24. whittle phrasal verb
To whittle something away or to whittle it down means to make it smaller or less effective. ⇒ He had whittled eight applicants down to two.
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