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Dictionary definition for: Decrease

1. (n) a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided" "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) a process of becoming smaller or shorter

4. (v) make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

5. (n) the amount by which something decreases

6. (n) the act of decreasing or reducing something

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