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Definition of mince:

  1. A short, precise step; an affected manner.
  2. To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
  3. To affect; to make a parade of.
  4. To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat.
  5. To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.
  6. To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.


dampen, chair, chasten, break, check, relent, cushion, moderate, curb, damp, yield, hold in, tone down, tame, soften, contain, lessen, weaken, decrease, chip, lead, alleviate, temper, hash, control, divide, hold, buffer, mitigate, dice.

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