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decreasing
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decreasing

1.

becoming less or fewer; diminishing.

2.

Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nonincreasing.

Compare increasing (def 2).

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.

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

This practice of plucking live geese is **decreasing** and is much less common than formerly.

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

It was swept dizzily round and round in ever **decreasing** circles toward the middle of the fatal vortex.

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

decrease late 14c., from O.Fr. pp. stem of descreistre, from L. decrescere, from de- "away from" + crescere "to grow" (see crescent).