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Decrease

De`crease´
v. i.1.To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in length from June to December.
[imp. & p. p. Decreased ; p. pr. & vb. n. Decreasing.]
He must increase, but I must decrease.
- John iii. 30.
v. t.1.To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
That might decrease their present store.
- Prior.
n.1.A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.
2.The wane of the moon.
Noun1.decrease - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
Synonyms: lessening, drop-off
Antonyms:
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
2.decrease - a process of becoming smaller or shorter
Synonyms: decrement
Antonyms:
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
3.decrease - the amount by which something decreases
Synonyms: decrement
Antonyms:
increment, increase - the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
4.Decreasedecrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
Antonyms:
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
Verb1.decrease - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
Synonyms: diminish, lessen, fall
Antonyms:
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
2.decrease - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
Synonyms: minify, lessen
Antonyms:
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
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Decoy-man
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