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Definition of neglect noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[uncountable] neglect (of something/somebody)
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the fact of not giving enough care or attention to something or someone; the state of not receiving enough care or attention The law imposes penalties for the neglect of children. The buildings are crumbling from years of neglect. The place smelled of decay and neglect.
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