Definition of Decelerate

1. Verb. Lose velocity; move more slowly. "The car decelerated"

Exact synonyms: Retard, Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up
Generic synonyms: Decrease, Diminish, Fall, Lessen
Specialized synonyms: Slow, Slow Down, Slow Up, Delay, Detain, Hold Up
Antonyms: Accelerate
Derivative terms: Deceleration, Retardation, Retardation, Slowing, Slowdown



2. Verb. Reduce the speed of. "He slowed down the car"
Exact synonyms: Slow Down
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Moderate, Retard, Fishtail
Antonyms: Accelerate
Derivative terms: Deceleration, Slowdown

Definition of Decelerate

1. Verb. to reduce the velocity of something ¹

2. Verb. to reduce the rate of advancement of something, such as a disease ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to go slower ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decelerate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decelerate

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deceivably
deceive
deceived
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deceivers
deceives
deceivest
deceiveth
deceiving
deceivingly
decelerate (current term)
decelerated
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decelerations
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decelerons
decellularisation
decellularise
decellularised
decellularization
decellularize

Literary usage of Decelerate

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1. The Future of Agriculture: Developing Country Implications by Martin Brown, Ian Goldin (1992)
"Average annual rates of growth decelerate between 1961-85 and 1984-2000 as ... Thus, while total world cereals production growth would decelerate from 2.8 ..."

2. The Gasoline Automobile by Peter Martin Heldt (1912)
"Cams designed to give a constant acceleration to the valve and allow it to decelerate at the same uniform rate are known as constant acceleration cams, ..."

3. OECD Economic Surveys by Oecd, OECD Staff (2004)
"Inflation would be scarcely affected in 2004, but could decelerate by !/2 percentage point with respect to the baseline as from 2005 and remain close to ..."

4. Euro Area: Euro Area by OECD Staff (2005)
"However, prices decelerate particularly slowly when cyclical slack builds up in the euro area (Annex 2.A1). By most measures including the HICP and the GDP ..."

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