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  Definition of decrease
  1. the act of decreasing or reducing something
  2. the amount by which something decreases
  3. a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  4. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
  5. 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"
  6. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
Similar Words: diminution, reduction, step-down, decrement, lessening, drop-off, diminish, lessen, fall, minify

 

Hyponyms: cut, moderation, lowering, cutback, devaluation, devitalization, devitalisation, extenuation, mitigation, palliation, easing, easement, alleviation, relief, de-escalation, minimization, minimisation, depletion, shortening, shrinking, subtraction, deduction, deflation, discount, price reduction, rollback, weakening, depreciation, contraction, reverse split, reverse stock split, split down, amortization, amortisation, declassification, tax shelter, shelter, tax credit, drop, dip, fall, free fall, shrinkage, casualty, sinking, attrition, dwindling, dwindling away, waning, decay, decline, diminution, desensitization, desensitisation, narrowing, slippage, wastage, break, shrink, shrivel, taper, drop off, vanish, fly, vaporize, ease up, ease off, slacken off, flag, weaken, boil down, reduce, decoct, concentrate, contract, shrivel up, wither, abate, let up, slack off, slack, die away, deflate, dwindle, dwindle away, dwindle down, remit, de-escalate, depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalue, shorten, thin out, go down, wane, decelerate, slow, slow down, slow up, retard, decrescendo, mitigate, pare, pare down, limit, circumscribe, confine, abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, slake, turn down, lower, lour, step down, minimize, minimise, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down, slacken, slack up, relax, diminish, belittle

 

Derivational Morphology: de-escalate, weaken, step down, shrink, reduce, scale down, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut, bring down, diminish, lessen, fall, drop off, minify, drop, dip, free fall, decline, diminution, reduction, step-down, decrement, lessening, drop-off

 

Anagrams: cardcase

 

 
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