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declension

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1 a gradual sinking and wasting away of mind or body
  • a noticeable declension of the fitness of the baseball players over the winter

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3 a downward slope
  • from this region to the seacoast there's a gentle declension of the landscape

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The first known use of declension was in the 15th century

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“Declension.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/declension. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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