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Definition of decrease:

  1. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.
  2. The wane of the moon.
  3. To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
  4. 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.

Synonyms:

hang, diminution, mitigate, devolve, moderate, lessen, slack, lessening, let up, drop-off, return, go down, decrement, fall down, decline, falling off, fall, settle, simplification, slump, strike, step-down, come down, precipitate, light, flow, diminish, cliff, accrue, belittle, reducing, come, rebate, reduction, increase, shine, falloff, pass, descend, minify, ebb.

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