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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DECREASING

And up she went and down she went, shortening and lengthening, swelling and decreasing.

Well, you are about to get better, my dear child; the fever is decreasing, and your head freer.

At the times of both of these eclipses the solar activity was decreasing.

On the other hand the percentage of women able to nurse their children is decreasing.

Is it any wonder that the herring is now decreasing in numbers?

These waters were fished so destructively that many of the fish were found to be decreasing.

The gale has been decreasing, and the ship lies-to more easily.

I doubt if you realize it, but they have a decreasing population.

I have spoken of the excentricity of the earth's orbit as decreasing.

The power of one piston is constantly increasing while that of the other is decreasing.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "detriment, harm;" early 15c. as "a becoming less or smaller," from Anglo-French decres; see decrease (v.).

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