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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

minimize \min"i*mize\ (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. minimized (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. minimizing (m[i^]n"[i^]*m[imac]*z[i^]ng).] 1. To reduce to the smallest part or proportion possible; to reduce to a minimum. --Bentham. [1913 Webster] 2. To represent, to oneself or others, as of no importance or minimal importance or effect; to belittle or disarage. [PJC]