decrescent

[ dih-kres-uhnt ]
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adjective
  1. diminishing; decreasing.

  2. waning, as the moon.

Origin of decrescent

1
1600–10; <Latin dēcrēscent- (stem of dēcrēscēns), present participle of dēcrēscere to decrease; see -ent

Other words from decrescent

  • de·cres·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decrescent

decrescent

/ (dɪˈkrɛsənt) /


adjective
  1. (esp of the moon) decreasing; waning

Origin of decrescent

1
C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease

Derived forms of decrescent

  • decrescence, noun

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