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Noun
A gradual and continuous loss of strength, numbers, quality, or value
“Suburbanization and a decline in manufacturing caused economic problems and population losses through much of the twentieth century.”
Noun
A downward slope
“… the bicyclist lost control on the unexpectedly steep decline.”
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Verb
Say no
“So as you can see I'll have to respectfully decline your invitation.”
Verb
To become smaller, weaker, or less important
“In recent years, his health began to decline but his serene and tranquil nature never deserted him.”
Verb
To go to a lower level especially abruptly
“Although industry experienced modest gains, the region's population continued to decline throughout the last decade.”
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