Archaic to make or become less; diminish
Origin of minishMiddle English minusschen from Old French menuisier, to lessen, make small from Vulgar Latin an unverified form minutiare from Classical Latin minutus, minute
(third-person singular simple present minishes, present participle minishing, simple past and past participle minished)
- (archaic) To lessen or cause to seem to be less.
From Middle English menuse, from Middle French menusier, from Latin minutiare.