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decelerate


verb (used with object), de·cel·er·at·ed, de·cel·er·at·ing.

  1. to decrease the velocity of: He decelerates the bobsled when he nears a curve.
  2. to slow the rate of increase of: efforts to decelerate inflation.

verb (used without object), de·cel·er·at·ed, de·cel·er·at·ing.

  1. to slow down: The plane decelerated just before landing.

verb

  1. to slow down or cause to slow down
v.

1899, back-formation from deceleration. Related: Decelerated; decelerating.

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