decline

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decline

noun

Definition of DECLINE

1
a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body <her sad decline from a robust athlete to an old woman with arthritis>
3
a downward slope <the bicyclist lost control on the unexpectedly steep decline>
Related Words basin, depression, hollow
4
a loss of status <the engagement at the small club was an unmistakable sign of the rock band's decline>
5
the amount by which something is lessened <a huge decline in the value of the artwork after its authenticity was questioned>

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