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What is the opposite of accelerating?

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Adjective
Opposite of growing, increasing or expanding at a fast rate
Adjective
Opposite of to increase in extent or intensity
Adjective
Opposite of happening or developing gradually or in stages
“The other boat suddenly came to an abrupt halt, amid much cursing and shouting from its wetsuited skipper and his drysuited mate.”
Adjective
Opposite of circulating or augmenting in scope rapidly
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to increase in speed
“As you decelerate, the brakes get noticeably softer in the fraction of a second before the car stops.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to hasten or facilitate the process of
“This sluggish growth will impede the creation of job opportunities, while skyrocketing inflation will definitely decrease people's real incomes.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to make or become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
“It should gradually diminish as the body returns to balance over a few months of treatment.”
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