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Plural for 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.”
Plural for a downward slope
“… the bicyclist lost control on the unexpectedly steep decline.”
Say no
“So as you can see I'll have to respectfully decline your invitation.”
To become smaller, weaker, or less important
“In recent years, his health began to decline but his serene and tranquil nature never deserted him.”
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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