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Definitions of decrease:

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to grow less; as, to decrease the length of the working day; reduce gradually in size or extent.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To grow less; diminish; dwindle; as, his income steadily decreased; abate; as, the storm decreased in violence.

part of speech: verb

To grow less; to diminish gradually; to become less; to lower; to abate.

part of speech: noun

A becoming less; decay; gradual diminution.

part of speech: noun

Gradual lessening or decay; the amount or degree of lessening.

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A hard and usually pointed projection, growing upon the head of certain animals, especially cattle; goats, deer, etc.; the material of which animals horns are composed; a thickened form of tissue; a musical wind- instrument; one of the extremities or ends of the moon when in crescent form. ...

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