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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.

Decrease Quotations

It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
Bruce Lee

Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.
Kevin R. Stone

Together we can decrease the level of violence, raise awareness of our activities and save lives around the world. The impact of a day of global ceasefire and non-violence cannot be underestimated.
Jeremy Gilley

Profit or perish... There are only two ways to make money: increase sales and decrease costs.
Fred DeLuca

We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening.
Leo Tolstoy
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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
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