To be sure, Bloomberg has succeeded in decreasing smoking in New York City since he took office.
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.
At least then, America would have to confront escalating costs and decreasing growth.
Most administrations are subject to what political scientist Paul Light calls the “cycle of decreasing influence.”
Amid a wave of consolidation sweeping the industry, prices are rising and competition on certain routes is decreasing.
Well, you are about to get better, my dear child; the fever is decreasing, and your head freer.
On the other hand the percentage of women able to nurse their children is decreasing.
This side of the shoe is to be made to correspond with the other, by decreasing instead of increasing.
These waters were fished so destructively that many of the fish were found to be decreasing.
We shall see, when the time comes, whether these changes increasing or decreasing the victuals have determined the sex.
late 14c., "detriment, harm;" early 15c. as "a becoming less or smaller," from Anglo-French decres; see decrease (v.).