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Definitions of decline
v. i. - To bend, or lean downward; to take a downward direction; to bend over or hang down, as from weakness, weariness, despondency, etc.; to condescend. 2
v. i. - To tend or draw towards a close, decay, or extinction; to tend to a less perfect state; to become diminished or impaired; to fail; to sink; to diminish; to lessen; as, the day declines; virtue declines; religion declines; business declines. 2
v. i. - To turn or bend aside; to deviate; to stray; to withdraw; as, a line that declines from straightness; conduct that declines from sound morals. 2
v. i. - To turn away; to shun; to refuse; -- the opposite of accept or consent; as, he declined, upon principle. 2
v. t. - To bend downward; to bring down; to depress; to cause to bend, or fall. 2
v. t. - To cause to decrease or diminish. 2
v. t. - To put or turn aside; to turn off or away from; to refuse to undertake or comply with; reject; to shun; to avoid; as, to decline an offer; to decline a contest; he declined any participation with them. 2
v. t. - To inflect, or rehearse in order the changes of grammatical form of; as, to decline a noun or an adjective. 2
v. t. - To run through from first to last; to repeat like a schoolboy declining a noun. 2
v. i. - A falling off; a tendency to a worse state; diminution or decay; deterioration; also, the period when a thing is tending toward extinction or a less perfect state; as, the decline of life; the decline of strength; the decline of virtue and religion. 2
v. i. - That period of a disorder or paroxysm when the symptoms begin to abate in violence; as, the decline of a fever. 2
v. i. - A gradual sinking and wasting away of the physical faculties; any wasting disease, esp. pulmonary consumption; as, to die of a decline. 2

The word "decline" uses 7 letters: C D E E I L N.

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Words formed by adding one letter before or after decline (in bold), or to cdeeiln in any order:
c -   licenced   d -   declined   h -   lichened   k -   nickeled   p -   penciled   r -   decliner   reclined   s -   declines   licensed   silenced   t -   denticle  

Shorter words found within decline:
cede   cedi   cee   ceil   ceiled   cel   cine   cline   de   decile   dee   deice   deil   del   dele   deli   den   dene   deni   dice   die   diel   diene   din   dine   ed   edenic   edile   eel   eide   el   eld   elide   en   end   ice   iced   id   idle   in   led   lee   lei   lend   li   lice   lid   lie   lied   lien   lin   line   lined   ne   nee   need   nice   nide   niece   nil  

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