Meaning of decelerate
Pronunciation: (dē-sel'u-rāt"), [key]
— v., -at•ed, -at•ing.
- to decrease the velocity of: He decelerates the bobsled when he nears a curve.
- to slow the rate of increase of: efforts to decelerate inflation.
- to slow down: The plane decelerated just before landing.
- decelerate (Thesaurus)