English translation: affect / compromise / negatively impact
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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