What is the opposite of accelerated?

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Adjective
Opposite of done or occurring quickly or promptly
Adjective
Opposite of moving or progressing at a fast rate
“She forced herself to take slow steps as she walked away when in truth, she wanted to run as fast as her feet could carry her.”
Adjective
Opposite of being in a state of increased activity
“This is most clear in rosaceous fruit trees that go dormant in preparation for winter, and not in response to environmental cues.”
Adjective
Opposite of aroused
Adjective
Opposite of occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
“Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated.”
Adjective
Opposite of done or arranged in haste, usually in response to a critical situation
“Surprisingly, Mr. Marchant said it was not uncommon for jewelers to transport precious stones in this seemingly casual way.”
Verb
(led to) Opposite of to have culminated or resulted in a particular event or consequence
“Eating the right foods and getting enough exercise prevented me from gaining weight.”
Verb
Opposite of to have become larger in size or degree
“The number of autocracies in the world declined in the late 1980s.”
Verb
Opposite of to have made a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply decreased prices in the market.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to increase in speed
“As you decelerate, the brakes get noticeably softer in the fraction of a second before the car stops.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to hasten or facilitate the process of
“This sluggish growth will impede the creation of job opportunities, while skyrocketing inflation will definitely decrease people's real incomes.”
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