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de·crease

 (dĭ-krēs′)
intr. & tr.v. de·creased, de·creas·ing, de·creas·es
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
n. (dē′krēs′)
1. The act or process of decreasing.
2. The amount by which something decreases.

[Middle English decresen, from Old French decreistre, decreiss-, from Latin dēcrēscere : dē-, de- + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

de·creas′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: decrease, lessen, reduce, dwindle, abate, diminish, subside
These verbs mean to become smaller or less or to cause something to become smaller or less. Decrease and lessen have the most general application: saw the plane descend as its speed decreased; vowed to decrease government spending; an appetite that lessened as the disease progressed; restrictions aimed at lessening the environmental impact of off-road vehicles.
Reduce often emphasizes bringing down in size, degree, or intensity: reduced the heat once the mixture reached a boil; workers who refused to reduce their wage demands.
Dwindle suggests decreasing bit by bit to a vanishing point: savings that dwindled away in retirement.
Abate stresses a decrease in amount or intensity and suggests a reduction of excess: a blustery wind that abated toward evening; increased the dosage in an effort to abate the pain.
Diminish stresses the idea of loss or depletion: a breeze that arose as daylight diminished; a scandal that diminished the administration's authority.
Subside implies a falling away to a more normal level or state: floodwaters that did not subside until days after the storm passed; anger that subsided with understanding.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.decreased - made less in size or amount or degree
increased - made greater in size or amount or degree
Translations

decreased

a., pp. de to decrease, decrecido-a, disminuido-a, reducido-a.
References in classic literature ?
His wife's staying away in the country was very agreeable to Stepan Arkadyevitch from every point of view: it did the children good, it decreased expenses, and it left him more at liberty.
As the moon declined slowly toward the lofty, foliaged horizon of the amphitheater the booming of the drum decreased and lessened were the exertions of the dancers, until, at last, the final note was struck and the huge beasts turned to fall upon the feast they had dragged hither for the orgy.
This uneasiness would have been doubled had they felt how their speed had decreased.
Sultan Segued, who had been so great a favourer of us, was grown old, and his spirit and authority decreased with his strength.
FROM the time that my lameness had decreased I had made a daily practice of visiting Mehevi at the Ti, who invariably gave me a most cordial reception.
Taxes and imposts upon them, do seldom good to the king's revenue; for that that he wins in the hundred, he leeseth in the shire; the particular rates being increased, but the total bulk of trading, rather decreased.
The generals re-formed them, but their numbers constantly decreased.
In July 2016, the volume of Hong Kong's re-exports of goods decreased by 2.
The Dubai Residential Property Sales Price Index for all residentials decreased by 1.
During the first three months of 2013, the company's assets decreased by USD18.
Based on the provisional data released from the Romanian Statistics agency, for the months of January and February 2013, the primary energy resources decreased by 7.
During the first six months of 2010, the Company's assets decreased by $8.