decrease - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/ˈdiːkriːs/
singulardecrease
pluraldecreases
  1. the process of becoming less, or the amount by which something is less
    decrease in:

    a decrease in the number of violent crimes

    decrease of:

    Profits were £1 million, which is a decrease of 5 per cent on last year.