decreasing (part of speech: verb)
decrementing, lessening, dwindling, deflating, abating, dying down, diminishing, deducting, concentrating, compressing, shrinking, receding, eroding, truncating, abridging, contracting, depleting, curtailing, lowering, subsiding, shortening, compacting, abbreviating, draining
depressing (part of speech: verb)
curtailing (part of speech: verb)
diminishing (part of speech: verb)
subtracting (part of speech: verb)
losing (part of speech: verb)
- They enter the lungs a short distance from their origin, where they subdivide into branches and sub- branches, gradually decreasing in calibre and losing the cartilaginous rings, ligaments and muscular layer until only the thin mucous membrane is left. - "Common Diseases of Farm Animals", R. A. Craig, D. V. M..
- The demand for manufacturing labourers would naturally raise the price of labour, but as the quantity of subsistence would not be increased, the price of provisions would keep pace with it, or even more than keep pace with it if the quantity of provisions were really decreasing. - "An Essay on the Principle of Population", Thomas Malthus.
- Knit to within 30 stitches of the end, decrease 1 rib as before, knit 13 rows, and decrease 1 rib at the beginning and end of the next row as before: each decreasing is done at the beginning of the row after knitting 27 stitches, and when within 30 of the end; knit 11 rows, and decrease 1 rib at each end of the next row; knit 13 rows, and decrease 1 rib at each end; knit 13 rows. - "Exercises in Knitting", Cornelia Mee.