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decrease

verb
 
/dɪˈkris/ ( present participle decreasing, past tense and past participle decreased)
B1 to become less, or to make something become less: Prices have decreased.
decrease noun B1 There has been a decrease in the number of violent crimes. →  Opposite increase
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