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US [ˈmɪnɪˌmaɪz]
UK [ˈmɪnɪmaɪz]
  • v.降低;使减少到最低限度;贬低;使显得不重要
  • Web最小化;使减到最小;使最小化
Simple Present:minimizes  Present Participle:minimizing  Past Tense:minimized  
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v.
1.
~ sth
使减少到最低限度to reduce sth, especially sth bad, to the lowest possible level
Good hygiene helps to minimize the risk of infection.
保持清洁有助于最大限度地减少感染的危险。
2.
~ sth
降低;贬低;使显得不重要to try to make sth seem less important than it really is
He always tried to minimize his own faults, while exaggerating those of others.
他总是试图对自己的错误轻描淡写,对别人的错误夸大其词。
3.
~ sth
(尤指在计算机屏幕上)使最小化to make sth small, especially on a computer screen
Minimize any windows you have open.
把你打开的所有窗口最小化。

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