|Origin:||decreistre, from Latin decrescere, from crescere 'to grow'|
de‧crease1 [intransitive and transitive]
Average house prices decreased by 13% last year.
By 1881, the population of Ireland had decreased to 5.2 million.
The North's share of the world's energy consumption is expected to decrease from 70% to 60%.
Attacks of asthma decrease in frequency through early adult life.
The government wants to decrease population growth.