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What is the opposite of increasing?

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Opposite of becoming larger in size, degree or intensity
“There will be a point in the refurbishment process where the law of diminishing returns comes into play.”
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Opposite of the act or process of becoming larger in quantity
“As this energy system becomes depleted, there is a gradual decrease in power output, which can be measured as a decrease in performance.”
Opposite of present participle for to make a quantity bigger
“An abundance of supply would decrease prices in the market.”
(intransitive) Opposite of present participle for to become larger in size or degree
“As the number of autocracies in the world began to decline in the late 1980s, the number of anocracies began to increase.”
Opposite of present participle for to make worse
“Even the rain seemed to lessen, becoming fine drizzle as opposed to a downpour.”
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