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decline
Part of Speech: verb
Results: 12
3. To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw; as, a line that declines from straightness; conduct that declines from sound morals.
6. A gradual sinking and wasting away of the physical faculties; any wasting disease, esp. pulmonary consumption; as, to die of a decline.
7. To turn away; to shun; to refuse; - the opposite of accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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