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Adjective: decreased  di'kreest
  1. Made less in size, amount or degree
    - reduced
Verb: decrease  'dee,krees
  1. Become smaller or less in size, extent, or range
    "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester";
    - diminish, lessen, fall
     
  2. Make smaller
    "He decreased his staff";
    - lessen, minify

See also: ablated, attenuate, attenuated, bated, belittled, cut, diminished, faded, minimised [Brit], minimized, remittent, shriveled [US], shrivelled [Brit, Cdn], shrunken, slashed, small, weakened

Type of: alter, change, change magnitude, modify

Antonym: increase, increased

Encyclopedia: Decrease