Associations to the word «Decrease»
DECREASE, verb. (intransitive) Of a quantity, to become smaller.
DECREASE, verb. (transitive) To make (a quantity) smaller.
DECREASE, noun. An amount by which a quantity is decreased.
DECREASE, noun. (knitting) A reduction in the number of stitches, usually accomplished by suspending the stitch to be decreased from another existing stitch or by knitting it together with another stitch. See Decrease (knitting).
DECREASE, noun. A change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales".
DECREASE, noun. A process of becoming smaller or shorter.
DECREASE, noun. The amount by which something decreases.
DECREASE, noun. The act of decreasing or reducing something.
DECREASE, verb. Decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper".
DECREASE, verb. Make smaller; "He decreased his staff".
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.