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Meaning of DECLINING

Pronunciation:  dikl'Ining

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  going from better to worse
  2. [adj]  becoming progressively lower; "steadily declining incomes"; "the down trend in the real estate market"
  3. [adj]  growing weaker; "declining powers of body and mind"

DECLINING is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: decreasing, deteriorating, down(a), failing, falling, regressing, regressive, retrograde, retrogressive



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