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3 definitions found
 for decelerate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  decelerate \decelerate\ v. i.
     1. 1 to reduce speed; as, The car decelerated. Opposite of
        accelerate.
  
     Syn: slow, slow down, slow up, retard.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  decelerate \decelerate\ v. t.
     to cause to reduce speed. Opposite of accelerate.
  
     Syn: slow down.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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