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verb decrease pronunciation in British English /diːˈkriːs/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydecrease
he/she/itdecreases
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.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to reduce something
      The new system decreases the risk to public health.
 

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