abate, abatement, abbreviate, abbreviation, ablate, ablation, abrade, abridge, abstract, allay, alleviate, apportion, astriction, astringency, attrition, bate, be eaten away, bottleneck, calibrate, calibrated, cervix, circumscribe, circumscription, clip, close, coarct, coarctation, compact, compactedness, compaction, compress, compression, compressure, concentrate, concentration, condensation, condense, consolidate, consolidation, constrict, constriction, constringe, constringency, consume, consume away, consumption, contract, contraction, contracture, corrode, count, cramp, crumble, curtail, curtailment, cut, cut back, cut down, cutting, damp, dampen, de-escalate, de-escalation, decline, decrement, deduct, deflate, deliquesce, deplete, depletion, depreciate, depreciation, depress, derogate, derogation, detract, detraction, die away, differentiate, diminish, diminuendo, diminution, dip, disparage, disparagement, dissipate, dissipation, dive, divide, downgrade, drain, draw, draw in, draw together, dribble away, drop, drop off, dwindle, dwindling, ease, ease off, ease up, eat away, ebb, erode, erosion, evaporation, exhaustion, expenditure, extract, extraction, fall, fall away, fall off, falling off, file away, fix, gradational, grade, gradual, graduate, graduated, hierarchic, hourglass, hourglass figure, impair, impairment, impoverishment, increase, isthmus, knit, knitting, languish, leach, leakage, lessen, lessening, let up, lighten, lower, lowering, measure, melt away, mitigate, narrow, narrow place, narrowing, neck, number, parcel, pare, peter out, plummet, plunge, progressive, pucker, pucker up, puckering, purify, purse, pursing, quantify, quantize, rate, rebate, recede, reduce, reduction, refine, regular, remission, remove, retraction, retrench, retrenchment, roll back, rub away, run low, sag, scalar, scale down, shade off, shorten, shortening, shrink, shrinkage, shrinking, shrivel up, simplify, sink, slacken, slackening, solidification, solidify, squander, step down, strangle, stranglement, strangulate, strangulation, striction, stricture, subduct, subside, subsidence, subtract, systole, tail off, take away, take from, taper, taper off, thin, thin out, trim, truncation, tune down, using, using up, wane, wasp waist, wastage, waste, waste away, wear, wear away, wearing, wearing away, weed, withdraw, wrinkle, wrinkling
deterioration, debasement, wane, ebb, recession, retrogradation, decrease
, degeneracy, degeneration, degenerateness, degradation, depravation, depravement, devolution, depravity, demoralization, retrogression, masochism, impairment, inquination, injury, damage, loss, detriment, delaceration, outrage, havoc, inroad, ravage, scath, perversion, prostitution, vitiation, discoloration, oxidation, pollution, defoedation, poisoning, venenation, leaven, contamination, canker, corruption, adulteration, alloy, decline, declension, declination, decadence, decadency, falling off, caducity, decrepitude, decay, dilapidation, ravages of time, wear and tear, corrosion, erosion, moldiness, rottenness, moth and rust, dry rot, blight, marasmus, atrophy, collapse, disorganization, delabrement (destruction), aphid, Aphis, plant louse, puceron, vinefretter, vinegrub, wreck, mere wreck, honeycomb, magni nominis umbra, jade, plug, rackabones, skate, tackey, tacky, have seen better days, deteriorate, degenerate, fall off, wane, ebb, retrograde, decline, droop, go down, go downhill, go from bad to worse, go farther and fare worse, jump out of the frying pan into the fire, run to seed, go to seed, run to waste swale, sweal, lapse, be the worse for, sphacelate: break, break down, spring a leak, crack, start, shrivel, fade, go off, wither, molder, rot, rankle, decay, go bad, go to decay, fall into decay, fall into the sear and yellow leaf, rust, crumble, shake, totter, totter to its fall, perish, die, deteriorate, weaken, put back, set back, taint, infect, contaminate, poison, empoison, envenom, canker, corrupt, exulcerate, pollute, vitiate, inquinate, debase, embase, denaturalize, denature, leaven, deflower, debauch, defile, deprave, degrade, ulcerate, stain, discolor, alloy, adulterate, sophisticate, tamper with, prejudice, pervert, prostitute, demoralize, brutalize, render vicious, embitter, acerbate, exacerbate, aggravate, injure, impair, labefy, damage, harm, hurt, shend, scath, scathe, spoil, mar, despoil, dilapidate, waste, overrun, ravage, pillage, wound, stab, pierce, maim, lame, surbate, cripple, hough, hamstring, hit between wind and water, scotch, mangle, mutilate, disfigure, blemish, deface, warp, blight, rot, corrode, erode, wear away, wear out, gnaw, gnaw at the root of, sap, mine, undermine, shake, sap the foundations of, break up, disorganize, dismantle, dismast, destroy, damnify, do one's worst, knock down, deal a blow to, play havoc with, play sad havoc with, play the mischief with, play the deuce with, play the very devil with, play havoc among, play sad havoc among, play the mischief among, play the deuce among, play the very devil among, decimate, Adj, unimproved &c (improve), deteriorated, altered, altered for the worse, injured, sprung, withering, spoiling, on the wane, on the decline, tabid, degenerate, marescent, worse, the worse for, all the worse for, out of repair, out of tune, imperfect, the worse for wear, battered, weathered, weather-beaten, stale, passe, shaken, dilapidated, frayed, faded, wilted, shabby, secondhand, threadbare, worn, worn to a thread, worn to a shadow, worn to the stump, worn to rags, reduced, reduced to a skeleton, far gone, tacky, decayed, moth-eaten, worm-eaten, mildewed, rusty, moldy, spotted, seedy, time-worn, moss-grown, discolored, effete, wasted, crumbling, moldering, rotten, cankered, blighted, tainted, depraved, decrepid, decrepit, broke, busted, broken, out of commission, hors de combat, out of action, broken down, done, done for, done up, worn out, used up, finished, beyond saving, fit for the dust hole, fit for the wastepaper basket, past work, at a low ebb, in a bad way, on one's last legs, undermined, deciduous, nodding to its fall, tottering, past cure, fatigued, retrograde, deleterious, out of the frying pan into the fire, agrescit medendo, what a falling off was there!.
, diminution, lessening, subtraction, reduction, abatement, declension, shrinking (contraction, ), coarctation, abridgment, extenuation, subsidence, wane, ebb, decline, ebbing, descent, decrement, reflux, depreciation, deterioration, anticlimax, mitigation, unincreased, decreased, decreasing, on the wane, a gilded halo hovering round decay, fine by degrees and beautifully less,
, diminution, lessening, subtraction, reduction, abatement, declension, shrinking (contraction, ), coarctation, abridgment, extenuation, subsidence, wane, ebb, decline, ebbing, descent, decrement, reflux, depreciation, deterioration, anticlimax, mitigation, unincreased, decreased, decreasing, on the wane, a gilded halo hovering round decay, fine by degrees and beautifully less.
, diminish, lessen, abridge, shrink, drop off, fall off, tail off, fall away, waste, wear, wane, ebb, decline, descend, subside, melt away, die away, retire into the shade, hide its diminished head, fall to a low ebb, run low, languish, decay, crumble, bate, abate, dequantitate, discount, depreciate, extenuate, lower, weaken, attenuate, fritter away, mitigate, dwarf, throw into the shade, reduce, shorten, subtract.
nonaddition, subtraction, subtraction, subduction, deduction, retrenchment, removal, withdrawal, ablation, sublation, abstraction, garbling mutilation, detruncation, amputation, abscission, excision, recision, curtailment, minuend, subtrahend, decrease
, abrasion, subtracted, subtractive, in deduction, less, short of, minus, without, except, except for, excepting, with the exception of, barring, save, exclusive of, save and except, with a reservation, not counting, if one doesn't count.
become small, become smaller, lessen, decrease
, grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, lose flesh, wizen, fall away, waste, wane, ebb, decay, be smaller than, fall short of, not come up to, render smaller, lessen, diminish, contract, draw in, narrow, coarctate, boil down, constrict, constringe, condense, compress, squeeze, corrugate, crimp, crunch, crush, crumple up, warp, purse up, pack, squeeze, stow, pinch, tighten, strangle, cramp, dwarf, bedwarf, shorten, circumscribe, restrain, (subtraction) 38 abrade, pare, reduce, attenuate, rub down, scrape, file, file down, grind, grind down, chip, shave, shear, wear down.