What does the word decrease mean?

Usage examples for decrease

  1. To get direct proof of the decrease of the muscles concerned in closing the jaws or biting, would require a series of observations very difficult to make. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  2. She tended me so carefully that as months went by, the Horror began to decrease and my soul to become calm again. – Recalled to Life by Grant Allen
  3. Prison life has made them anti- social beings, and the rigidly closed doors that meet them on their release are not likely to decrease their bitterness. – Anarchism and Other Essays by Emma Goldman