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decelerate

de·cel·er·ate / dēˈseləˌrāt/ • v. [intr.] (of a vehicle, machine, or process) reduce speed; slow down. ∎  [tr.] cause to move more slowly: gravity decelerates the cosmic expansion. DERIVATIVES: de·cel·er·a·tion / -ˌseləˈrāshən/ n. de·cel·er·a·tor / -ˌrātər/ n.

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decelerate

decelerate XIX. f. DE- 7 after ACCELERATE.

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