Translation of decrease in Spanish:


disminuir, v.

Pronunciation /dəˈkris//dɪˈkriːs/

intransitive verb

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    (in quantity)
    (numbers/output/amount) disminuir
    (numbers/output/amount) decrecer
    (prices) bajar
    (speed) disminuir
    • Another reason why large towns and cities are generally warmer is due to decreased amounts of evaporation.
    • Its height was decreased by about 6 metres and only one clock was left on the front of the building.
    • By the time the job was done, the bedroom had decreased in area by four square metres.
    • The rashes decrease when the temperature subsides, but during the recurrence of fever, they reappear in a virulent form.
    • Industry decreased and the area was not as good farming country as some once thought.
    • Due to the farm crisis production in the rural areas has decreased by 25 percent.
    • Of course, students are still borrowing, but my advice has been that the average amount is decreasing.
    • When fertility decreased, the garden would be abandoned and a new patch of land burnt for use.
    • Children from existing neighbourhoods will be affected by this catchment area decreasing.
    • We have seen an eighty per cent decrease in the number of firework injuries in the past two years.
    • There has even been a two per cent decrease in the number of cars torched.
    • While employment figures continue to fall, their rate of decline has decreased.
    • Russian security unilateralism would decrease; consultation would increase.
    • Calculations carried out by the team suggest bust and hip size have decreased while waist size has expanded.
    • Therefore, the wear rate of rhino teeth, in terms of crown height, may decrease exponentially with age.
    • The leaping activity is higher in infested compared to non-infested fish, and is decreasing with size.
    • The tropopause can be defined as the place where the temperature stops decreasing with height and becomes constant.
    • The longest wavelengths are in the red area, decreasing through yellow, green, blue, to violet.
    • In a few years when the amount of smokers has decreased - that is when we should ban smoking in public places.
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    (in degree, intensity)
    (quality) disminuir
    (quality) bajar
    (power/effectiveness) disminuir
    (effectiveness/power) decrecer
    (interest) disminuir
    (interest) decaer

transitive verb

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    we must decrease our spending on armaments debemos disminuir / reducir los gastos de armamento


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    disminución feminine
    descenso masculine
    • In the last few decades all these countries estimated a decrease in their birth rate, but they also registered stabilization.
    • The total amount of money sent home dropped along with a decrease in the number of migrant workers.
    • After all, a shrinking readership does not always imply a decrease in stature.
    • The capital encountered severe drought this year due to a sharp decrease in rainfall.
    • One in three of those polled said that a decrease in interest rates would result in a substantial increase in the number of people who would seek a bank loan.
    • Attacks resulted in a marked decrease in growth rate and massive damage from which the tree never fully recovered.
    • Interest rates on banking credits are expected to fall with the decrease in the basic interest rate.
    • Perhaps the greatest societal benefit will be a decrease in the divorce rate.
    • The decrease in information mail has fallen off dramatically, to be replaced with a corresponding increase in junk mail.
    • This in its turn will lead to a decrease in the rate of economic growth, stagnation and shrinking of markets.
    • This study is so far too short-term to conclude whether this will in fact cause a decrease in mortality rates from cancer.
    • There has been a big decrease in unemployment over the past year, with a drop of 583 since October 1999.
    • As for the decrease in deaths, a marked reduction in AIDS-related mortality has been observed in recent years.
    • This reduction in mortality was almost entirely due to a decrease in deaths due to accidental overdose.
    • The increasing occurrences of drought and an overall decrease in absolute rainfall promoted drier climates.
    • There is a general decrease in rainfall and an increase in the range of temperatures experienced as one moves away from the coast.
    • A slowdown in the birth rate has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of younger people in the workforce.
    • Then came the economic downturn and a sharp decrease in the numbers venturing onto the slopes.
    • The decrease in quarterly rate from 1992 onwards was seen consistently across the regions.