In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.
Most administrations are subject to what political scientist Paul Light calls the “cycle of decreasing influence.”
At least then, America would have to confront escalating costs and decreasing growth.
The climbing taxes and decreasing public expenditures are unprecedented.
To be sure, Bloomberg has succeeded in decreasing smoking in New York City since he took office.
Well, you are about to get better, my dear child; the fever is decreasing, and your head freer.
And up she went and down she went, shortening and lengthening, swelling and decreasing.
This side of the shoe is to be made to correspond with the other, by decreasing instead of increasing.
On the other hand the percentage of women able to nurse their children is decreasing.
We shall see, when the time comes, whether these changes increasing or decreasing the victuals have determined the sex.
late 14c., "detriment, harm;" early 15c. as "a becoming less or smaller," from Anglo-French decres; see decrease (v.).