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1decline/dɪˈklaɪn/verb
declinesdeclineddeclining
1decline
/dɪˈklaɪn/
verb
declinesdeclineddeclining
Learner's definition of DECLINE  
[no object]  : to become lower in amount or less in number
[no object]  : to become worse in condition or quality
somewhat formal 
[+ object]  : to say that you will not or cannot do something — usually followed by to + verb
   b  : to say no to something in a polite way
[+ object]
[no object]
— opposite accept
[+ object]grammar  : to list the different forms of (a noun, pronoun, or adjective)

— decliner

/dɪˈklaɪnɚ/noun,pluraldecliners[count]

— declining

/dɪˈklaɪnɪŋ/adjective
2decline/dɪˈklaɪn/noun
pluraldeclines
2decline
/dɪˈklaɪn/
noun
pluraldeclines
Learner's definition of DECLINE  
: the process of becoming worse in condition or quality
[noncount]
[count]
— usually singular
: a change to a lower number or amount
[count]
[noncount]

on the decline

: becoming worse in condition or less in size, amount, number, etc. : declining
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