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declarative making a statement, assertion, or declaration.
declarative sentence a sentence that makes a statement. There are many examples of declarative sentences, such as, "It is raining outside."
declare to proclaim or formally announce. [6 definitions]
declared war an armed conflict that is precipitated by a formal declaration of war.
declare war on to formally state an intention to wage war against. [2 definitions]
declassify to remove the security classification, such as "top secret," from (an official document, information, or the like).
declension in grammar, the process of listing systematically the inflected forms of an adjective, a noun, or a pronoun by categories such as case, gender, and number. [3 definitions]
declination a movement, bend, or slope downward. [5 definitions]
decline to withhold consent to or for; refuse. [10 definitions]
declivity a downward or descending slope. (Cf. acclivity.)
decoct to extract a flavor or essence from, by boiling.
decode to convert (a coded message) into ordinary language; decipher. [2 definitions]
décolletage a low neckline, esp. at the front of a woman's garment. [2 definitions]
décolleté of a garment, having a low neckline, esp. at the front. [2 definitions]
decolonization the process or act of freeing a colony or eliminating colonialism.
decolonize to set free (a colony or colonies) from colonial rule.
decompose to break down (a substance) into simpler compounds or component elements. [3 definitions]
decompress to reduce pressure or compression on. [3 definitions]
decompression the act or process of decompressing or being decompressed, as in deep-sea diving. [2 definitions]
decompression sickness a painful and sometimes fatal condition caused by the formation of nitrogen bubbles in the blood, resulting from returning to atmospheric pressure too quickly from deep water or a compression chamber; aeroembolism; bends.
decongestant a medical agent that reduces congestion, as in sinuses or nasal passages.