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Definition of Decrease


  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.
  2. To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
  3. A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; as, a decrease of revenue or of strength.
  4. The wane of the moon.
More "Decrease" Quotations

Decrease Translations

decrease in Afrikaans is verminder
decrease in Dutch is afdraaien, verlagen
decrease in German is vermindern
decrease in Italian is togliere, abbassarsi, diminuzione, abbassarsi
decrease in Latin is tepesco, minuo minui minutum
decrease in Norwegian is nedgang, redusere, avta, minke
decrease in Spanish is baja, decrecer, disminucion, decrecer
decrease in Swedish is avtagande, minska