Definition of decelerate
- decelerate a car
- decelerate growth
- decelerate soil erosion
she decelerated the car as we entered the school zone
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First Known Use: 1899See Words from the same year
: to move slower : to lose speed
: to cause (something) to happen more slowly
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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