decrescent

[ dih-kres-uh nt ]
/ dɪˈkrɛs ənt /

adjective

diminishing; decreasing.
waning, as the moon.

Nearby words

  1. decrepit,
  2. decrepitate,
  3. decrepitude,
  4. decresc.,
  5. decrescendo,
  6. decretal,
  7. decretals,
  8. decretist,
  9. decretive,
  10. decretory

Origin of decrescent

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

Related formsde·cres·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decrescent

decrescent

/ (dɪˈkrɛsənt) /

adjective

(esp of the moon) decreasing; waning
Derived Formsdecrescence, noun

Word Origin for decrescent

C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease

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