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synonyms for thinning

  • decrease
  • diminish
  • irrigate
  • prune
  • refine
  • trim
  • weaken
  • attenuate
  • cook
  • cut
  • delete
  • disperse
  • doctor
  • edit
  • emaciate
  • expand
  • extenuate
  • lace
  • needle
  • rarefy
  • reduce
  • shave
  • spike
  • water
  • cut back
  • water down
  • weed out
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antonyms for thinning

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • grow
  • increase
  • strengthen
  • beef up
  • thicken
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How to use thinning in a sentence

The fiber is soft enough to wear directly on the skin—and it’s thin, so it doesn’t feel bulky under a pair of skinny jeans.
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Since the pandemic began, many of her calls to the facility have gone unanswered, she added, and when she does hear from a nurse, they often say that they’re being stretched thin because of staffing shortages.
MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA NURSING HOMES BATTLE EXPLOSIVE COVID-19 OUTBREAKS — AGAINREBECCA TAN, RACHEL CHASONNOVEMBER 20, 2020WASHINGTON POST
With a perfectly round head and thinning hair slicked down, he even looked a little as if he’d been picked up at the secondhand henchman store.
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S ‘GUYS’BEN TERRISNOVEMBER 19, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Banana slices are layered on the bottom, followed by a few scoops of raib, a thin Moroccan yogurt.
FIVE MUST-TRY DISHES IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCOAMANDA PONZIO-MOUTTAKINOVEMBER 11, 2020EATER
Wisconsin is battling its worst outbreak of the pandemic, and every hospital is stretched thin on staff, he said.
MOST STATES AREN’T READY TO DISTRIBUTE THE LEADING COVID-19 VACCINEBY ISAAC ARNSDORF, RYAN GABRIELSON AND CAROLINE CHENNOVEMBER 10, 2020PROPUBLICA
The brand offers the PhD in a variety of thicknesses, but I like the Ski Light, which has thin padding under the heel and toes and a layer of cushioning on the shin.
6 PAIRS OF SOCKS THAT KEEP US MOVING ALL WINTERGRAHAM AVERILLNOVEMBER 10, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Mars’ thin atmosphere doesn’t have the oxygen we need to breathe.
LET’S LEARN ABOUT MARSBETHANY BROOKSHIRENOVEMBER 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
They’re thin, bend slightly at the touch and could potentially break off after a nasty fall.
PLAYSTATION 5 REVIEW: PS5 IS A SENSORY GAME-CHANGERELISE FAVISNOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
More magic — crunch, flavor — comes by way of a thin sail of crisp Mangalitsa pork, from an Old World breed of pigs native to Hungary.
A REOPENED MARCEL’S REMINDS ME THAT FINE DINING, ESPECIALLY NOW, IS ABOUT MORE THAN FOODTOM SIETSEMANOVEMBER 6, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The designation “too close to call,” will occur when the margin between the top two candidates is razor-thin, but all votes except provisional and some valid absentee ballots have been counted.
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WORDS RELATED TO THINNING

  • abrasion
  • attenuation
  • debilitation
  • depreciation
  • disintegration
  • erosion
  • grinding
  • rubbing
  • thinning
  • weakening
  • wear
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