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Saltos de línea: de|crease

Definición de decrease en inglés:


Pronunciación: /dɪˈkriːs
Make or become smaller or fewer in size, amount, intensity, or degree: [no object]: the population of the area has decreased radically [with object]: the aisles were decreased in height
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  • When fertility decreased, the garden would be abandoned and a new patch of land burnt for use.
  • Russian security unilateralism would decrease; consultation would increase.
  • Children from existing neighbourhoods will be affected by this catchment area decreasing.
lessen, grow/become less, grow/become smaller, reduce, drop, diminish, decline, dwindle, contract, shrink, fall off, die down;
sink, slump, plummet, plunge
informal slash


Pronunciación: /ˈdiːkriːs
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An instance of becoming smaller or fewer: a decrease in births [mass noun]: the rate of decrease became greater
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  • Interest rates on banking credits are expected to fall with the decrease in the basic interest rate.
  • Then came the economic downturn and a sharp decrease in the numbers venturing onto the slopes.
  • The capital encountered severe drought this year due to a sharp decrease in rainfall.


late Middle English: from Old French decreis (noun), decreistre (verb), based on Latin decrescere, from de- 'down' + crescere 'grow'.


on the decrease

Becoming less common or widespread; decreasing: marriage is on the decrease
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  • With inflation set to fall even further from an all time low of 1.9% in December for once the trend may just show the graph on the decrease rather than on an ever increasing curve.
  • The total investment however, has been steadily on the decrease since the economic crisis hit the country in the middle of 1997.
  • Such being the case, it is not exaggerating to say that the number of applicants for the doctoral degree is on the decrease in Korea.



[as submodifier]: voters have proved decreasingly willing to support the party
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  • With decreasingly few exceptions, media is supported by advertising.
  • Changes in urban areas have resulted in a decreasingly child-friendly environment.
  • Dynamic debates within higher education were increasingly Africa-oriented and Africa-focused and decreasingly driven by the disciplines and discourses of their overseas counterparts.

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