verb (used with object), decorticated, decorticating.
to remove the bark, husk, or outer covering from.
Surgery. to remove the cortex from (an organ or structure).
(transitive) to remove the bark or some other outer layer from
(surgery) to remove the cortex of (an organ or part)
verb (used without object), decreased, decreasing. 1. to diminish or lessen in extent, quantity, strength, power, etc.: During the ten-day march across the desert their supply of water decreased rapidly. verb (used with object), decreased, decreasing. 2. to make less; cause to diminish: to decrease one’s work load. noun 3. the act or process of […]
adjective 1. becoming less or fewer; diminishing. 2. Mathematics. (of a function) having the property that for any two points in the domain such that one is larger than the other, the image of the larger point is less than or equal to the image of the smaller point; nonincreasing. Compare increasing (def 2). verb […]
noun 1. a formal and authoritative order, especially one having the force of law: a presidential decree. 2. Law. a judicial decision or order. 3. Theology. one of the eternal purposes of God, by which events are foreordained. verb (used with or without object), decreed, decreeing. 4. to command, ordain, or decide by decree. noun […]
adjective 1. weakened by old age; feeble; infirm: a decrepit man who can hardly walk. 2. worn out by long use; dilapidated: a decrepit stove. adjective 1. enfeebled by old age; infirm 2. broken down or worn out by hard or long use; dilapidated