minimize minimize  /ˈmɪ nə ˌmaɪz/


  1. (v) make small or insignificant
  2. (v) represent as less significant or important
  3. (v) cause to seem less serious; play down


  1. A software program maps a customized route for every driver to minimize lefts.
  2. In Japan, too, numerous companies have publicly announced their intention to minimize layoffs, even as the economy's outlook gets uglier.
  3. You can minimize your risk by taking a few simple steps to keep your blood sugar within bounds.


  1. ATVs; Ride Safe This Summer

    All terrain vehicles can be useful and fun. By following safety rules, riders can minimize accidents. All terrain vehicles; North Dakotans use them for work, for play and sometimes, for transportation. But as convenient and useful as an ATV may be, it's important to remember they can also be unsafe.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Valley City Times Record

  2. Electronic Enclosures offer clean out modification option.

    To help minimize downtime, EIC Electronic Enclosures are available with M74 option, which facilitates washdown of thermoelectric coolers that are mounted to enclosures. To remove hot side or outside cover of thermoelectric cooling unit, operator loosens acorn nuts by hand, eliminating need for tools. Weather-tight indoor/outdoor enclosures are constructed of powder coated steel, built to NEMA ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Fractional Electrodeionization Stacks minimize piping.

    Designed to accommodate different feedwater chemistry, MEGA FEDI 2 and MEGA FEDI 2-HF are suited for large capacity, high flow systems normally required in heavy industrial projects such as power, petrochemicals, refinery, and electronics for high-purity water needs. Each stack can handle treated water flow up to 75 gpm, equivalent of 17 m³/hr. Stackable design minimizes piping and facilitates ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

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