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acetylcholine a form of this compound used in medicine for its ability to decrease blood pressure and cause muscular movement in such organs as the alimentary canal. [1/2 definitions]
anaphrodisiac causing or capable of causing a decrease in sexual desire. [2 definitions]
angina pectoris severe recurrent pain in the chest caused by a sudden decrease in the amount of blood flowing to the heart muscle.
antiperspirant a preparation used to decrease perspiration, esp. in the underarms.
antipollution designed to decrease or stop pollution of the environment. [1/2 definitions]
attrition the gradual decrease in the membership of a group as a result of not replacing those who leave. [1/3 definitions]
Bernoulli effect the decrease in a fluid's pressure as its speed increases.
bracket creep (informal) an increase in income leading to one's placement in a higher tax bracket, sometimes resulting in a net decrease in income as a result of higher tax rates and inflation.
correlation in statistics, the degree to which two or more attributes or quantities increase or decrease together. [1/3 definitions]
decelerate to lower the speed of; decrease in velocity; slow down.
decrement the amount lost by a gradual reduction or decrease. (Cf. increment.) [1/2 definitions]
decrescendo a gradual decrease in loudness, force, or intensity, esp. of a musical passage; diminuendo. (Cf. crescendo.) [2/5 definitions]
degeneration the gradual decrease in the efficiency of bodily organs or tissues, resulting from disease or aging. [1/4 definitions]
depopulate to eliminate or decrease vastly the number of people in (a place), as by eviction, disease, or slaughter.
depreciation a decrease in value due to aging, wear, or the like. [2/4 definitions]
depress to cause to decrease in value, cost, or quantity. [1/4 definitions]
devaluate to decrease the value of. [1/2 definitions]
devalue to decrease or annul the value, worth, or importance of. [1/2 definitions]
dim to decrease the amount of light, brilliance, or distinctness of or in. [1/9 definitions]
diminish to decrease or cause to appear decreased in size, prestige, or importance. [2/3 definitions]
diminuendo a gradual decrease in loudness or force, esp. in music; decrescendo. [1/3 definitions]