decrease

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1 decrease /dɪˈkriːs/ verb
decreases; decreased; decreasing
1 decrease
/dɪˈkriːs/
verb
decreases; decreased; decreasing
Learner's definition of DECREASE
[no object] : to become smaller in size, amount, number, etc.
[+ object] : to make (something) smaller in size, amount, number, etc.
opposite increase

— decreased

adjective

— decreasingly

adverb
2 decrease /ˈdiːˌkriːs/ noun
plural decreases
2 decrease
/ˈdiːˌkriːs/
noun
plural decreases
Learner's definition of DECREASE
: the act of becoming smaller or of making something smaller in size, amount, number, etc.
[count]
[noncount]
[count] : the amount by which something is made smaller
opposite increase

on the decrease

: becoming less in size, amount, number, etc. : decreasing
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