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 for decreased
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Decrease \De*crease"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Decreased; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Decreasing.] [OE. decrecen, fr. OF. decreistre, F.
     d['e]cro[^i]tre, or from the OF. noun (see Decrease, n.),
     fr. L. decrescere to grow less; de + crescere to grow. See
     Crescent, and cf. Increase.]
     To grow less, -- opposed to increase; to be diminished
     gradually, in size, degree, number, duration, etc., or in
     strength, quality, or excellence; as, they days decrease in
     length from June to December.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           He must increase, but I must decrease.   --John iii.
                                                    30.
  
     Syn: To Decrease, Diminish.
  
     Usage: Things usually decrease or fall off by degrees, and
            from within, or through some cause which is
            imperceptible; as, the flood decreases; the cold
            decreases; their affection has decreased. Things
            commonly diminish by an influence from without, or one
            which is apparent; as, the army was diminished by
            disease; his property is diminishing through
            extravagance; their affection has diminished since
            their separation their separation. The turn of
            thought, however, is often such that these words may
            be interchanged.
            [1913 Webster]
  
                  The olive leaf, which certainly them told
                  The flood decreased.              --Drayton.
            [1913 Webster]
  
                  Crete's ample fields diminish to our eye;
                  Before the Boreal blasts the vessels fly.
                                                    --Pope.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  decreased \decreased\ adj.
     made less in size or amount or degree. Opposite of
     increased. [Narrower terms: attenuate, attenuated, faded,
     weakened; belittled, diminished, small; cut, cut-rate;
     diminished, lessened; minimized; remittent;
     attenuated]
  
     Syn: reduced.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  decreased
      adj 1: made less in size or amount or degree [syn: decreased,
             reduced] [ant: increased]

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