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noun [uncountable] neglect pronunciation in American English /nəˈɡlekt/

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  1. the failure to give someone or something the care or attention that they need
    the need to protect children from abuse and neglect
    years/decades/centuries of neglect: After three years of neglect the roads are full of potholes.
    neglect of duty (=failure to do something that you are officially responsible for): The officer was reported for neglect of duty.

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