Definition of Decrease in English :

Define Decrease in English

Decrease meaning in English

Meaning of Decrease in English

Pronunciation of Decrease in English

Decrease pronunciation in English

Pronounce Decrease in English


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1. decrease, drop-off, lessening

a change downward

Example Sentences:
'there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided'
'there was a sharp drop-off in sales'

2. decrease, decrement

a process of becoming smaller or shorter

3. decrease, decrement

the amount by which something decreases

4. decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down

the act of decreasing or reducing something


5. decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

decrease in size, extent, or range

Example Sentences:
'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'

6. decrease, lessen, minify

make smaller

Example Sentences:
'He decreased his staff'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (dɪˈkriːs )
to diminish or cause to diminish in size, number, strength, etc
noun (ˈdiːkriːs , dɪˈkriːs )
the act or process of diminishing; reduction
the amount by which something has been diminished

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verb intransitive, verb transitiveWord forms: deˈcreased or deˈcreasing
to become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.; diminish
a decreasing; lessening; diminution
amount of decreasing

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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intr. & tr.v. de·creased, de·creas·ing, de·creas·es
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
n. (dēkrēs)
1. The act or process of decreasing.
2. The amount by which something decreases.

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