An example of minimize is for medication to reduce pain.
transitive verb-·mized·, -·miz·ing
- to reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
- to estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
transitive verbmin·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing, min·i·miz·es
- To reduce to the smallest possible amount, extent, size, or degree.
- To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size: minimized the magnitude of the crisis.
Origin of minimizeFrom minimum
(third-person singular simple present minimizes, present participle minimizing, simple past and past participle minimized)
minimize - Computer Definition
A feature of a graphics-based operating system that hides the application currently on screen. To show the app is still open, an icon representing the program is placed on the Taskbar in Windows or the Dock in the Mac. Clicking the Taskbar or Dock icon restores the application to its previous size and location on screen. Contrast with maximize. See Win Minimize windows.