decreasing (part of speech: verb)
decreasing, eroding, draining, deducting, abating, dwindling, depleting, decrementing, concentrating, compressing, shrinking, lowering, dying down, truncating, abridging, contracting, deflating, curtailing, lessening, subsiding, receding, compacting, abbreviating, diminishing
lowering (part of speech: verb)
shortening (part of speech: verb)
diminishing (part of speech: verb)
curtailing (part of speech: verb)
- Make the tree as even as you can by shortening leading shoots on opposite sides.
- This, however, is not all; Canada, in the hope of gaining part of the commerce of the Great Lakes for the St. Lawrence, has proposed a canal by way of Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River, thus shortening the lake route by five hundred miles. - "The Niagara River", Archer Butler Hulbert.
- The captain's great aim was to get the ship's company into good order, and we were continually exercising the guns and shortening and making sail. - "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.