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To become, or to make something weaker

lessen

verb

to become smaller in amount, level, importance etc or make something do this

reduce

verb

to make something smaller or less in size, amount, importance etc

subside

verb

to become weaker, less violent, or less severe

chip away

to gradually make something weaker, smaller, or less effective

weaken

verb

to make a structure more likely to break, or to become more likely to break

erode

verb

to gradually reduce the strength or importance of something, or to be gradually reduced in this way

dilute

verb

to make something less strong or effective

shrivel

verb

to make something weaker or smaller in amount

undermine

verb

to make something or someone become gradually less effective, confident, or successful

tail off

to become quieter, weaker, or smaller

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… a teaching method in which groups of children learn independently using a computer linked to the internet

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