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decline / descenso
decline   [dɪˈklaɪn]
A. -noun
1. (=decrease)   (in numbers, sales)   descenso (m),   disminuciónoun (f)   (in   de)   (in support, interest)   disminuciónoun (f)
·to be on the decline
·ir disminuyendo
2. (=deterioration)   decadencia (f),   declive (m),   deterioro (m)   (in standards)   descenso (m),   declive (m)   (medicine)   debilitamiento (m)
·the decline of the Roman Empire
·la decadencia del Imperio Romano
·to fall into decline
[industry, town]   entrar en decadencia,   entrar en declive
·to go into a decline
(medicine)   ir debilitándose
B. -transitive verb
1. (=refuse)   rehusar,   rechazar,   declinar formal usage
·to decline to do something
·rehusar hacer algo,   declinar hacer algo formal usage
2. (linguistics)   declinar
C. -intransitive verb
1. (=decrease)
[power, influence]   disminuir
(=deteriorate)   decaer   (in health)   debilitarse,   decaer
·to decline in importance
·ir perdiendo importancia
2. (=refuse)   negarse,   rehusar
3. (linguistics)   declinarse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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