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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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The replacement light truck tire market segment is projected to decrease by approximately 7.
Higher drops (8 percent+) in enrollment of boys were seen in the West and South while Mid-America and Mid- Atlantic regions did not have such extensive decreases.
The resulting fugitive amine in the core room can react with the sand mix in the hopper, resulting in problems identical to those brought about by decreases in benchlife.
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Dramatic decreases in bone marrow hemosiderin levels have been reported in some distance runners.
According to preliminary data from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting Program, serious crime continued to fall in 1999, marking the eighth consecutive annual decrease nationwide.
Among durable goods materials, decreases in metals and in motor vehicle parts and related equipment were offset by further strong gains among electronics components.
3-per-cent decrease Executive two-storey: $185,000, a decline of 22.
RBRVS is also ostensibly budget neutral, but OBRA '89 allows the HHS Secretary to retain as much as $20 million from the decreases in fees for "overvalued" procedures by increasing the fees for primary care services less than the budget neutral amount.
The researchers conclude that the ozone decrease at 50 km was due not to the effects of protons at that altitude but to the decrease of ozone at higher altitudes, which then let more ultraviolet light penetrate to 50 km.

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