decrescent

[dih-kres-uh nt]

adjective

diminishing; decreasing.
waning, as the moon.

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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Related Words for decrescent

lessening, abating, ebbing, declinatory, decrescent

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British Dictionary definitions for decrescent

decrescent

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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