from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To decrease the velocity of.
- transitive v. To slow down the rate of advancement of: measures intended to decelerate the arms buildup.
- intransitive v. To decrease in velocity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to reduce the velocity of something
- v. to reduce the rate of advancement of something, such as a disease
- v. to go slower
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to reduce speed. Opposite of
- transitive v. to cause to reduce speed. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To decrease in velocity: opposed to accelerate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. lose velocity; move more slowly
- v. reduce the speed of
de- + (ac)celerate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)