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Meaning of decelerate

de•cel•er•ate

Pronunciation: (dē-sel'u-rāt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
—v.t.
  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.
—v.i.
  1. to slow down: The plane decelerated just before landing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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