AskDefine | Define decelerate

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decelerate

Verb

1 lose velocity; move more slowly; "The car decelerated" [syn: slow, slow down, slow up, retard] [ant: accelerate]
2 reduce the speed of; "He slowed down the car" [syn: slow down] [ant: accelerate]

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English

Verb

  1. to reduce the acceleration of something
  2. to reduce the rate of advancement of something, such as a disease
to decelerate (intransitive)
  1. to go slower

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Italian

Verb

decelerate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, decelerare#Italian|decelerare
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