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Heavy and continued rain diminishes the quantity of carbonic acid, by dissolving and carrying it down into the soil.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
Saussure has also observed that the quantity of ash diminishes in certain plants when the seed has ripened.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
When filled they are allowed to stand for some time, during which the smell diminishes and the contents become nearly dry.
ELEMENTS OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRYTHOMAS ANDERSON
But work does not give happiness; it merely diminishes the capacity and opportunities for unhappiness.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
It diminishes downwardly in the water, and also toward the polar sides of the trade-wind districts.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
With each reduction in this feature its carrying power very rapidly diminishes.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
An increase in size is a natural result when exertion diminishes and food increases.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
In the fifth edition, Richardson seems chiefly concerned with redundancy, but he also diminishes some of the praise.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
He drops the parenthesis about the great Variety of entertaining Incidents, and he diminishes these engaging Scenes to it.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
As the quantity of milk diminishes in a farrow cow, the quality improves within certain limits.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN

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farraginousadjective | [fuh-raj-uh-nuhs ]SEE DEFINITION