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  1. declining
    IPA[dəˈklīniNG]
  2. adjective

    • 1. becoming smaller, fewer, or less; decreasing:

      declining budgets my firm's clients were reporting declining sales
    • 2. diminishing in strength or quality; deteriorating:

      declining industries he went back to Britain to spend his declining years
    • adjective

      becoming smaller, fewer, or less; decreasing:

      diminishing in strength or quality; deteriorating:

    • plural

      a person's old age, especially when regarded as the time when health, vigor, and mental faculties deteriorate.

      the period leading up to the end of an enterprise or institution:

    • plural

      a person's old age, especially when regarded as the time when health, vigour, and mental faculties deteriorate.

      the period leading up to the end of an enterprise or institution:

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