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Words used to describe increases and decreases

accumulative

adjective

gradually increasing

declining

adjective

becoming less or worse

depleted

adjective

a depleted group has fewer people in it than usual or than before

depleted

adjective

with less of something than is needed or than existed before

down

adjective, adverb, preposition

at or to a smaller amount, lower level etc than before

down

adjective, adverb, preposition

used for saying that something becomes less strong, less violent, or less loud

exponential

adjective

increasing or growing very fast

fourfold

adjective

four times as much, or four times as many

fourfold

adverb

by four times the amount

gathering

adjective

gradually increasing

graduated

adjective

increasing by regular amounts

growing

adjective

used for describing things that are becoming greater in size or amount

increased

adjective

greater in size, amount, or degree

increasingly

adverb

more and more over a period of time

incremental

adjective

increasing gradually

mounting

adjective

increasing, especially in a way that makes a situation worse

north

adverb

used to indicate that something is getting bigger or better

quadruple

determiner

four times as much or as many

quintuple

determiner

five times as much or as many

radical

adjective

a radical increase or decrease is extremely large and important

runaway

adjective

increasing more quickly than expected

sharply

adverb

suddenly and by a large amount

sixfold

adverb

by six times as much or as many

south

adverb

used to indicate that something is getting worse or smaller

stepped-up

adjective

increased in amount or strength

tenfold

adverb

in a way that increases by ten

tenfold

adjective

increasing the amount of something by ten

thousandfold

adjective, adverb

a thousand times as much

threefold

adjective, adverb

three times as much

twice

adverb

two times the amount or rate of something

twofold

adjective

twice as much, or twice as many

twofold

adverb

by twice the amount

up

adjective, adverb, preposition

at or towards an increased number, level, or amount

upward

adjective

moving towards a higher level or amount

accumulatively

adverb

exponentially

adverb

heightened

adjective

sixfold

adjective

spiralling

adjective

steepness

noun

treble

adjective

and counting

used for saying that a number is continuing to increase as time passes

by/in leaps and bounds

used for saying that someone or something improves or increases a lot

by a factor of something

if something increases by a factor of 5, 10, 20 etc, it becomes 5, 10, 20 etc times larger

more and more

used for saying that something is increasing in number or degree all the time

on the wane

getting smaller, weaker, or less important

the less...the less/more

used for saying that when a particular activity, feeling etc is reduced, it causes something else to change at the same time

the more...the more/less

used for saying that when a particular activity, feeling etc increases, it causes something else to change at the same time

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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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