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decrease verb

ADV. considerably, dramatically, drastically, markedly, significantly | slightly Spending has decreased slightly this year. | rapidly | steadily | gradually

PREP. by Crime has decreased by 20 per cent. | from, to Average family size has decreased from five to three children. | with The number of quarrels among children decreases with age.

PHRASES decrease in number/size/value The heart gradually decreases in size.