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decreasing, present participle; decreased, past participle; decreases, 3rd person singular present; decreased, past tense;
  1. Become smaller or less in size, amount, intensity, or degree
    • - the population of the area has decreased radically
  2. Make smaller or less in size, amount, intensity, or degree
    • - in some cases vitamin E has decreased cholesterol levels
  1. An instance or example of becoming smaller or less
    • - a decrease in births
  2. The action or process of becoming smaller or fewer
    • - the rate of decrease became greater

  1. a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
  2. decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
  3. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
  4. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"
  5. the amount by which something decreases
  6. the act of decreasing or reducing something
  7. (decreased) made less in size or amount or degree
  8. (decreasing) music
  9. A decrease in knitting is a reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch.
  10. (Decreasing) In mathematics, a monotonic function (or monotone function) is a function which preserves the given order. This concept first arose in calculus, and was later generalized to the more abstract setting of order theory.
  11. An amount by which a quantity is decreased; Of a quantity, to become smaller; To make (a quantity) smaller
  12. (Decreasing) The increase in probability of success decreases with additional point expenditures.
  13. (Decreasing) The next key point is that the state at the top is not stable. The positive feedback has dynamically brought the voltage to this peak value but cannot hold it there because of the decreased (up to unity) gain. ...
  14. This verb means to decrease in size, amount, authority, dignity or reputation. The first use of this word is for the decreasing of the waters from the flood in Genesis 8:3 and 5.
  15. To lower the attack or defense of a monster, or to lower a player's Life Points. Cards such as Reverse Trap and Megamorph don't decrease a monster's ATK or DEF. Reverse Trap switches the effects of cards that increase and decrease ATK, so activating 2 at once is the same as activating just one. ...
  16. To reduce the number of stitches. There are various ways of achieving a decrease, the most common being k2tog, ssk, and k3tog.
  17. to lessen, diminish, make something smaller
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  19. De fold in your pants.
  20. eliminate a stitch/es.