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Noun
Failure to do something
“Oil contamination would result from neglect of compressor maintenance, leading to mechanical failure.”
Noun
The state of being uncared for
“I think the council could do more to prevent this kind of vandalism and dispel the air of neglect which pervades this allotment.”
Noun
Lack of due care or attention
Verb
To fail to give proper attention to
“The couple denied that they had neglected their child.”
Verb
To leave undone or unattended to especially through carelessness
“… i've neglected my garden, and now it's overgrown with weeds.”
Verb
Fail to do something
“Many reintroduction programs fail or have limited success because they neglect to account for the behavioral ecology of the species of concern.”
Verb
To fail to care for or attend to something
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