Decrease verb - To grow less in scope or intensity especially gradually.
Usage example: the force of the wind slowly decreased until the flowers were standing upright again
Both words in one sentence
- Thrawn figures out a way around it in the same novel, using lizards that can push away the Force to protect against the clone madness and dramatically decrease the time to grow them even further.
Source: Never the Selves Shall Meet
- No matter who or what it is, their strength will decrease as they grow older.
- In the sequel, however, support effects need time to grow to their full potential like any other stat does, meaning Compso is available in one of the game's first areas, and only starts out offering a 9% or so decrease.
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