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verb decrease pronunciation in British English /diːˈkriːs/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participledecreasing
past tensedecreased
past participledecreased

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  1. [intransitive] to become less

    The number of people visiting the park has decreased significantly.

    Prices are expected to decrease by less than 1 per cent this year.

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    1. a.
      [transitive] to reduce something

      The new system decreases the risk to public health.

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