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|English to English translations [Non-PRO]|
Construction / Civil Engineering
|English term or phrase: lessen or reduce|
|Which one is better to be used in this context below, lessen or reduce? thanks|
Woods to be used must be of a good quality, old, have no sap, dry of air and not be defective/have no loose wood knots, not be eaten by wood borers, have no other significant defects which can LESSEN the strengh and beauty of the construction
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affect / compromise / negatively impact
Not what you asked, but I am offering them as alternatives that I think work better in your context than either of the two words you mention.