Decrease noun - The amount by which something is lessened.
Usage example: the average decrease in the price of milk was five cents per gallon
Increase noun - Something added (as by growth).
Usage example: shortly after he turned 12, he had a sudden height increase
How words are described
|steady||steady decrease||steady increase|
|corresponding||corresponding decrease||corresponding increase|
|net||net decrease||net increase|
|considerable||considerable decrease||considerable increase|
|Other adjectives: sharp, small, actual, massive, large, slight, gradual, permanent, major, dramatic, general, minor, temporary, significant, marked, radical, maximum, rapid, drastic, sudden, resulting, overall.|
|skill||decrease skill||increase skill|
|power||decrease power||increase power|
|strength||decrease strength||increase strength|
|attack||decrease attack||increase attack|
|Other words: value, amount, mass, chance, number, odds, time, speed, level, size, health, difficulty, resistance, effectiveness, meter, population, damage, defense, numbers, points, chances, abilities, stat, stats.|
Both words in one sentence
- Presumably, the mass needed to increase or decrease his density comes/goes to another dimension; this is the standard handwave for all Shapeshifter Baggage and similar issues in the Marvel Universe.
Source: Hollywood Density
- Onoki, the Tsuchikage, can greatly increase or decrease the weight of an object, though it seems he's changing it's mass instead of just its weight.
Source: Gravity Master
- Romulan embassy science consoles can also increase or decrease threat generation, and normal cruisers come with an Attract Fire aura that can be switched on to further increase threat gen.
Source: Draw Aggro
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Increase and Decrease. (2016). Retrieved 2022, December 08, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/decrease/increase
Decrease & Increase. N.p., 2016. Web. 08 Dec. 2022. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/decrease/increase>.
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