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decrease

verb [I or T] uk   /dɪˈkriːs/  us   /ˈdiː.kriːs/
B1 to become less, or to make something become less: Our share of the market has decreased sharply this year. We have decreased our involvement in children's books.
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decrease

noun [C or U] uk   us   /ˈdiː.kriːs/
B1 a reduction: There has been a steady decrease in the number of visitors. I haven't noticed much decrease in interest.
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