DECLIV'ITY, n. [L. sloping.] Declination from a horizontal line; descent of land; inclination downward; a slope; a gradual descent of the earth, of a rock or other thing: chiefly used of the earth, and opposed to acclivity, or ascent; the same slope, considered as descending, being a declivity, and considered as ascending, an acclivity.


DECLIV'ITOUS, a. Gradually descending; not precipitous; sloping.

DECOCT', v.t. [L. to boil.]