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used in The Magic Mountain

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to diminish (reduce the value of something)
  • Because say what one might, what one would—and several things might be said, for example that illness was a higher level of life and so possessed a kind of solemnity—this much was certain: illness meant an overemphasis on the physical, sent a person back to his own body, cast him back totally upon it, as it were, detracted from the worthiness and dignity of man to the point of annihilation by reducing man to mere body.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (87% in)

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