- decrease de‧crease 1 [dɪˈkriːs] verb [intransitive, transitive]to go down to a lower level, or to make something do this:
• Network television viewing continues to decrease.
• The bank decreased its dividend to 15 cents from 31.25 cents a share.— decreasing adjective [only before a noun] :
• The airline has been hurt by high fuel costs and decreasing passenger traffic.
* * *decreasing UK US /dɪˈkriːsɪŋ/ adjective [before noun]► becoming less: »
Financial and business terms. 2012.