Nouns (12)

step-down, reduction, diminution, decrease
n. the act of decreasing or reducing something
decrement, decrease
n. the amount by which something decreases
drop-off, lessening, decrease
n. a change downward; "there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided"; "there was a sharp drop-off in sales"
decrement, decrease
n. a process of becoming smaller or shorter
n. [the act of making or becoming smaller in quantity]

Verbs (3)

minify, lessen, decrease
v. make smaller; "He decreased his staff"

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Fuzzynyms (46)

n. the act of exhausting something entirely
n. shortening something by omitting parts of it
n. the act of abating; "laws enforcing noise abatement"
n. a gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
capsule, abridgment, abridgement, condensation
n. a shortened version of a written work
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
v. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
ease, comfort
v. lessen pain or discomfort; alleviate; "ease the pain in your legs"
fall, lessen, diminish, decrease
v. 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"
rarefy, attenuate
v. weaken the consistency of (a chemical substance)
lessen, subside
v. wear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
cut short, curtail, clip
v. terminate or abbreviate before its intended or proper end or its full extent; "My speech was cut short"; "Personal freedom is curtailed in many countries"
unbend, relax
v. make less taut; "relax the tension on the rope"
remit, slacken
v. make slack as by lessening tension or firmness
v. decrease in phase; "the moon is waning"

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Antonyms (48)

step-up, increase
n. the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
rise, advance
n. increase in price or value; "the news caused a general advance on the stock market"
upsurge, surge
n. a sudden or abrupt strong increase; "stimulated a surge of speculation"; "an upsurge of emotion"; "an upsurge in violent crime"
n. the act of augmenting
n. (electronics) the act of increasing voltage or power or current
increment, increase
n. the amount by which something increases; "they proposed an increase of 15 percent in the fare"
salary increase, wage increase, wage hike, hike, rise, raise
n. the amount a salary is increased; "he got a 3% raise"; "he got a wage hike"
cost increase, hike, boost, rise
n. an increase in cost; "they asked for a 10% rise in rates"
gain, amplification
n. the amount of increase in signal power or voltage or current expressed as the ratio of output to input
n. a change resulting in an increase; "the increase is scheduled for next month"
n. the amount by which something increases
growth, increment, increase
n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
growth, increment, increase
n. a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
exasperate, exacerbate, aggravate, worsen
v. make worse; "This drug aggravates the pain"
blow up, magnify, enlarge
v. make large; "blow up an image"
manifold, multiply
v. combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
v. increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value; "inflate the currency"
v. make the chemically affected part of (a negative) denser or more opaque in order produce a stronger contrast between light and dark
v. give a boost to; be beneficial to; "The tax cut will boost the economy"
rise, heighten
v. become more extreme; "The tension heightened"
v. develop further; "We are advancing technology every day"
v. open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
n. [the act of making or becoming greater in quantity]


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