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  1. [noun] a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
    Synonyms: lessening, drop-off

  2. [noun] a process of becoming smaller or shorter
    Synonyms: decrement

  3. [noun] the amount by which something decreases
    Synonyms: decrement

  4. [noun] the act of decreasing or reducing something
    Synonyms: diminution, reduction, step-down

  5. [verb] decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fall to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
    Synonyms: diminish, lessen, fall

  6. [verb] make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
    Synonyms: lessen, minify


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