WORD OF THE DAY: MINORATE
lessened; reduced ...a1425 obs. rare
to diminish, lessen; to reduce in value or significance ...1534 rare
from Latin minorātus, past participle of minorāre to make less
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
a1425 - see EXAMPLE below
"... When forsoþ þe sanie þat first was indigeste goþ out digeste & minorate, i. lessed [?c1425 Paris lesse; L. minorata], it is signe þat þe fistule is mortified..."
From: Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie
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