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decelerate

de·cel·er·ate

decelerate

 
 
pronunciation:
dih se l reIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: decelerated, decelerates, decelerating
definition: to lower the speed of; decrease in velocity; slow down.
It's important to decelerate gradually when driving on snow.
antonyms:
accelerate
similar words:
slow
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derivations: deceleration (n.), decelerator (n.)
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