in decline

Definition of in decline

  1. :  to become less powerful, wealthy, etc. There was a general feeling that the country was in decline.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to turn from a straight course :  stray

    :  to slope downward :  descend

    :  to bend down :  droop

  1. :  the process of declining

    :  a gradual physical or mental sinking and wasting away

    :  a change to a lower state or level

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to cast off or become cast off

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