Part of speech:
To refuse to accept, submit to, believe, or make use of:
(Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
To move from a higher to lower part of; go down:
To decline to grant the request of (a person)
To slope downward
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
A contemptuous rejection.
To lessen; to bring low.
To slope down
Droop is defined as to hang down, bend down or to lose strength.
To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
A gradual deterioration to an inferior state:
The act of falling; descent:
To bend or deviate from an upright position; stand at a slant; incline
Of or relating to literary Decadence.
(Linguistics) In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives with respect to categories such as case, number, and gender.
An oblique variation from some definite direction
A degenerate action
(Med.) Deterioration in structure or function of cells, tissues, or organs, as in disease or aging
The gradual breakdown of components of a material, as a result of a natural element, i.e.: heat, cold and wind.
(Biol.) A retrograde or degenerative change
(Biochemistry) The dissolution or destruction of cells, such as blood cells or bacteria, as by the action of a specific lysin that disrupts the cell membrane.
A progressive wasting of the body, occurring chiefly in young children and associated with insufficient intake or malabsorption of food.
To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
To bend is defined as to give a curve or angle to something, or to hide or misrepresent.
(Archaic) To bargain for
To convey or deposit by a chute.
To slope downward
To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor:
To pass gradually or smoothly; slip:
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
To recur. Used of an illness.
To reject emphatically as unfounded, untrue, or unjust:
To go back; recede
(Archaic) To go, or seem to go, backward
To cause to shrink:
To shun is to ignore, avoid or reject someone or something.
To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope:
To pass out of one's thought as not being of any consequence.
To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
(Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
To condescend, or deign
To cause to droop or lose freshness:
To leave or return, as from a military position.
The definition of an improvement is an increase in value, condition or quality.
Development, advancement, or improvement, as toward a goal:
An increasing or becoming increased
A way leading up; upward slope; acclivity
The definition of betterment is a more favorable condition.
(Figuratively) To rise; to become higher, more noble, etc.
To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
(Intransitive) To receive something willingly.
(Soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off
To plunge or fall; especially, to fall forward; to decline or slope.
To waste away or fail to develop
To grow worse; degenerate:
To make or become worse.
(Often with up) To note, mark or point out for attention.
To use up or spend without real need, gain, or purpose; squander
To lose strength or power
The process of growing worse, or the state of having grown worse.
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
Descent is defined as going downward or falling, the decline of a population or area's moral values, or an individual's ethnic background.
An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
A downward course; a decline:
The downward part of a swing, as of a golf club
A downward trend, esp. a financial one
A downward trend, as in business activity
A noticeable decrease:
A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
(Economics) A rapid fall in price or value.
(Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
A sliding wedge or drag used to check the motion of a vehicle by pressure against a wheel
An act of tumbling; a fall.
To a greater extent or degree:
In a strong manner; greatly, severely, vigorously, etc.
A downward slope.
(Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
To make or put right:
A dissolving or being dissolved
(Intransitive) To adjust differences or accounts; to come to an agreement.
A reduction in the activity of a physiological process, such as respiration.
To turn aside from a course or way:
To ebb means to move out further into the sea and further from land or to gradually decline or lessen.
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