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decelerate

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verb, de·cel·er·ate \(ˌ)dē-ˈse-lə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of decelerate

  • : to move slower : to lose speed

  • : to cause (something) to happen more slowly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of decelerate

decelerateddecelerating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to reduce the speed of :  slow down <decelerate a car>

  3. 2 :  to decrease the rate of progress of <decelerate growth> <decelerate soil erosion>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to move at decreasing speed

deceleration play \(ˌ)dē-ˌse-lə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
decelerator play \(ˌ)dē-ˈse-lə-rā-tər\ noun

Examples of decelerate in a sentence

  1. <she decelerated the car as we entered the school zone>



Origin of decelerate

de- + accelerate


First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with decelerate

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DECELERATE Defined for Kids

decelerate

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verb de·cel·er·ate \dē-ˈse-lə-ˌrāt\

Definition of decelerate for Students

decelerateddecelerating

  1. :  to slow down <The car decelerated at the yellow light.>




Medical Dictionary

decelerate

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verb de·cel·er·ate \(ˈ)dē-ˈsel-ə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of decelerate

decelerated; decelerating

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to reduce the speed of :  slow down

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to move at decreasing speed

deceleration \(ˌ)dē-ˌsel-ə-ˈrā-shən\play noun




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