moderating (part of speech: verb)
decreasing (part of speech: verb)
decrementing, lessening, dwindling, deflating, abbreviating, dying down, diminishing, deducting, contracting, concentrating, shrinking, receding, eroding, truncating, compacting, curtailing, depleting, decreasing, lowering, subsiding, shortening, compressing, abridging, draining
penalizing (part of speech: verb)
- Through thee great Nature's overflowing stores From distant lands are brought unto our doors; Increasing much our comfort and delight, Without abating any civil right. - "The Emigrant Mechanic and Other Tales In Verse Together With Numerous Songs Upon Canadian Subjects", Thomas Cowherd.
- For a time he walked quietly, all the time the fierce fever in his veins slowly abating. - "The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley", Zane Grey.
- But now, only two hours before dawn, the squall still showed no signs of abating. - "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.