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decreases

verb
present tense third-person singular of decrease

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to make smaller in amount, volume, or extent
  • workers decreased the volume of water flowing through the pipes in order to prevent an overflow

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decreases

noun
plural of decrease

Synonyms & Antonyms of decreases (Entry 2 of 2)

the amount by which something is lessened
  • the average decrease in the price of milk was five cents per gallon

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“Decreases.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/decreases. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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