Meaning of DECREASE in English

v. & n. & intr. make or become smaller or fewer.


1. the act or an instance of decreasing.

2 the amount by which a thing decreases.


decreasingly adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF de(s)creiss-, pres. stem of de(s)creistre ult. f. L decrescere (as DE-, crescere cret- grow)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.