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Verb
To become smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree
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“I am confident that pollution levels will decrease over time if we put these measures in place.”
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To make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
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“You should probably decrease the amount of food you consume each day.”
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(of rain, a crop or supply) To be insufficient when needed or expected
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To have a diminishing effect on
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To become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
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Fail to keep up with another or others in movement or development
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To lower or remove the value of something
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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
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To make sad
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To squeeze together
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Damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
Noun
An instance or example of becoming smaller or fewer
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“We have seen a steady decrease in the usage of traditional media over the last few years.”
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A lack or deficiency of something
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The act of abridging
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The state or quality of being degenerate
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The process of decay or rotting in a body or other organic matter
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The property of being thrifty
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An amount of money that can be earned or received free of tax
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The gradual destruction or diminution of something
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Deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement
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Abbreviation
Deceased etc.
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