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    decrease - Dictionary definition and meaning for word decrease

    Definition
    (noun) a change downward
    Synonyms : drop-off , lessening
    Example Sentence
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
    Definition
    (noun) a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    Synonyms : decrement
    Definition
    (noun) the amount by which something decreases
    Synonyms : decrement
    Definition
    (noun) the act of decreasing or reducing something
    Synonyms : diminution , reduction , step-down
    Definition
    (verb) decrease in size, extent, or range
    Synonyms : diminish , fall , lessen
    Example Sentence
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper
    Definition
    (verb) make smaller
    Synonyms : lessen , minify
    Example Sentence
    • He decreased his staff
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