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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 ?
Her father grew worse; her time was more entirely occupied in attending him; her means of subsistence decreased; and in the tenth month her father died in her arms, leaving her an orphan and a beggar.
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.
This uneasiness would have been doubled had they felt how their speed had decreased. It would have seemed to them quite insufficient to carry them to the end.
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 the middle of the day Murat sent his adjutant to Napoleon to demand reinforcements.
Conclusion: As a result, the many positive effects of training can be lost in a relatively short period of time after training is either stopped (as with injured players) or decreased in intensity.
For instance, Type II coagent systems decreased water absorption 23% compared to a 10% decrease produced by the SRTMA additive from the control's absorption.
The number of robberies decreased 11 percent, from 1,188 to 1,053, while the national decrease was 2 percent.
Real GNP decreased 0.1 percent in the second quarter after decreasing 2.8 percent in the first.(2) The smaller decrease in the second quarter reflected a sharp upswing in motor vehicle output and a much smaller drop in construction output than in the first quarter.
The Manila Electric Company (MERALCO) announced today the fourth consecutive month of lower power rates, as overall electricity rates for a typical household consuming 200kWh decreased to P9.5674 per kWh this August from last month's P9.9850 per kWh.