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Definitions of decrease

  1. make smaller; "He decreased his staff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the act of decreasing or reducing something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the amount by which something decreases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a change downward; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a process of becoming smaller or shorter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The wane of the moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To grow less; diminish; dwindle; as, his income steadily decreased; abate; as, the storm decreased in violence. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To cause to grow less; as, to decrease the length of the working day; reduce gradually in size or extent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Gradual lessening or decay; the amount or degree of lessening. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. A lessening. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To make less. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To diminish gradually; reduce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The act, process, or state of decreasing; the amount or degree of loss; diminution. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Gradual diminution or decay; wane of the moon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To lessen; to diminish gradually. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. To become less; to diminish gradually. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To grow less; to diminish gradually; to become less; to lower; to abate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  23. A becoming less; decay; gradual diminution. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. To grow less, opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December. dictgcide_fs
  26. de-kr[=e]s', v.i. to become less: to be diminished by degrees in size or power.--v.t. to make less: to lessen gradually.--n. a growing less: loss.--adv. DECREAS'INGLY. [O. Fr. decrois, a decrease--L. descresc[)e]re--de, from, cresc[)e]re, to grow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Lessen, diminish, (i. & t.); hence decreasingly adv. (N.) diminution, lessening. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. n. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay;—wane, as of the moon. Cabinet Dictionary
  29. The state of growing less, decay; the wain of the moon. Complete Dictionary

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