Origin of decreasing
verb (used without object), de·creased, de·creas·ing.
verb (used with object), de·creased, de·creas·ing.
Origin of decrease
Synonyms for decrease
Antonyms for decrease
Related Words for decreasingebb, wane, dwindle, reduce, soften, curb, weaken, decline, ease, subside, slash, curtail, shrink, depreciate, deteriorate, slump, sink, abate, diminish, lower
Examples from the Web for decreasing
Contemporary Examples of decreasing
Actual cases of Ebola in Liberia, according the World Health Organization, are decreasing.The WHO’s Big Asterisk on Liberia’s Ebola Case Decrease
October 31, 2014
The glaciers are melting because snowfall is decreasing and temperatures are rising—bad news for wolverines.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
July 20, 2014
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.U.S. Prisons Becoming De Facto Home of the Mentally Ill
April 10, 2014
State funding for public colleges and universities has plummeted, decreasing by 40 percent across the country since 1980.The Price of College Has Increased 1120 Percent Since 1978, So Is It Worth It?
January 24, 2014
The increasing reliance on numbers has been accompanied by a decreasing reliance on true leadership.VMAs Red Carpet in Brooklyn Wouldn’t Have Been Possible Without NYPD
August 27, 2013
Historical Examples of decreasing
And up she went and down she went, shortening and lengthening, swelling and decreasing.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
Well, you are about to get better, my dear child; the fever is decreasing, and your head freer.Luttrell Of Arran
Charles James Lever
At the times of both of these eclipses the solar activity was decreasing.The Story of Eclipses
On the other hand the percentage of women able to nurse their children is decreasing.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
These waters were fished so destructively that many of the fish were found to be decreasing.Conservation Reader
Harold W. Fairbanks
noun (ˈdiːkriːs, dɪˈkriːs)
Word Origin for decrease
late 14c., "detriment, harm;" early 15c. as "a becoming less or smaller," from Anglo-French decres; see decrease (v.).