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decrease

noun abatement, abbreviation, abridgment, alleviation, attenuation, constriction, contraction, cut, cutback, deceleration, declension, declination, decline, decline and fall, decrement, decrescence, deflation, deminutio, depreciation, depression, devaluation, diminishment, diminution, dissipation, downtrend, downturn, downward trend, drop, dwindling, ebb, fall, falling-off, getting less, imminutio, lessening, loss, loss of value, lowering, making less, mitigation, narrowing, reduction, reflux, restriction, retrenchment, shortening, shrinkage, shrinking, sinking, slowing down, slump, subsidence, subtraction, wane, waning, weakening
Associated concepts: decrease in payment, decrease in price, decrease in value, decreased capacity, decreased cost, decreased earning capacity, decreased or diminished mental capacity

decrease

verb abate, abbreviate, abridge, allay, bate, be consumed, become smaller, blunt, cause to diiinish, coarctate, compact, compress, concentrate, condense, constrict, constringe, contract, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off, cut short, dampen, decelerate, decline, deduct, deflate, deminuere, depreciate, depress, detract from, die down, drain, drop, dwindle, ebb, emaciate, extenuare, fall, fall behind, fall below, fall off, go downhill, grow less, imminuere, lessen, level off, lower, make brief, make less, make smaller, mark down, melt away, minimize, mitigate, narrow, pare, prune, quell, rake off, recede, reduce, render less, retrench, roll back, run down, scale down, shave, shorten, shrink, sink, slacken, slash, slump, strike off, subduct, subside, subtract, suffer loss, take away, take off, taper, trim, wane
Associated concepts: decrease in payment, decrease in price, decrease in value, decreased capacity, decreased cost, decreased earning capacity, decreased or diminished mental capacity
See also: abate, abatement, abridge, allay, attenuate, attrition, curtail, curtailment, decline, decrement, deduct, deduction, deplete, depreciate, depress, deteriorate, diminish, diminution, discount, ebb, erode, lessen, minimize, mitigate, mitigation, moderate, modify, mollification, mollify, palliate, rebate, reduce, relax, remission, remit, retrench, subside
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