|v. i.||1.||To grow less, - opposed to increase; to be diminished gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in strength, quality, or excellence; |
|v. t.||1.||To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; |
|n.||1.||A becoming less; gradual diminution; decay; |
|2.||The wane of the moon.|
|Noun||1.||decrease - a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"|
increase - a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
|2.||decrease - a process of becoming smaller or shorter|
|3.||decrease - the amount by which something decreases|
|4.||decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something|
|Verb||1.||decrease - 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"|
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
|2.||decrease - make smaller; "He decreased his staff"|
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"