• (verb): Make small or insignificant.
    Example: "Let's minimize the risk"
    Synonyms: minimise
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Some articles on minimize:

Swim Briefs - Styles - Racing Suits
... racing suits are made of materials that hug the body, minimize friction and minimize water retention ... This is to minimize the fabric available to grabbing and pulling by opponents - actions that are illegal yet often happen underwater - while not compromising the strength of the fabric ...
Sedimentation (water Treatment) - Technology
... removal devices move as slowly as practical to minimize resuspension of settled solids ... Considerable attention is focused on reducing water inlet and outlet velocities to minimize turbulence and promote effective settling throughout available tank volume ... flow from liquid leaving the tank over a wide area of the surface to minimize resuspension of settling particles ...
Responsible Drug Use - Harm Reduction
... use began as a philosophy in the 1980s aiming to minimize HIV transmission between intravenous drug users ... Harm reduction seeks to minimize the harms that can occur through the use of various drugs, whether legal (e.g ... For example, people who inject illicit drugs can minimize harm to both themselves and members of the community through proper injecting technique, using new needles and syringes ...
Haddon Matrix - Preventing Injuries - Event
... Minimize the amount of agent present ... Control the pattern of release of the agent to minimize damage ... Control the interaction between the agent and host to minimize damage ...
Cambridge Medical School Building - Materials
... Stone with curved angles to the treads to minimize the collection of dirt and ease cleaning ... Throughout the building every detail was designed to minimize potential sources of infection and dirt collection ... Prior paid great attention to the roof design to minimize potential dirt traps, ensuring that not even a rivet projected as a potential collecting area ...

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Famous quotes containing the word minimize:

    We do not need to minimize the poverty of the ghetto or the suffering inflicted by whites on blacks in order to see that the increasingly dangerous and unpredictable conditions of middle- class life have given rise to similar strategies for survival. Indeed the attraction of black culture for disaffected whites suggests that black culture now speaks to a general condition.
    Christopher Lasch (b. 1932)

    The most absurd apology for authority and law is that they serve to diminish crime. Aside from the fact that the State is itself the greatest criminal, breaking every written and natural law, stealing in the form of taxes, killing in the form of war and capital punishment, it has come to an absolute standstill in coping with crime. It has failed utterly to destroy or even minimize the horrible scourge of its own creation.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)