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decrease

de·crease

decrease

 
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: dih kris
inflections: decreased, decreases, decreasing
definition: to become less or smaller.
The price of gas has decreased.Her interest in television has decreased since she started reading.
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synonyms:
fall
antonyms:
expand, grow, increase
similar words:
contract, die away, die down, drop, drop off, fade, shrink, sink
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: di kris
definition: the act of becoming less or smaller.
We are hoping for a decrease in gas prices.
synonyms:
reduction
antonyms:
growth
similar words:
loss, lowering
derivation: decreasingly (adv.)