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decrescent

[dih-kres-uh nt] /dɪˈkrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
diminishing; decreasing.
2.
waning, as the moon.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin dēcrēscent- (stem of dēcrēscēns), present participle of dēcrēscere to decrease; see -ent
Related forms
decrescence, noun
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decrescent

/dɪˈkrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of the moon) decreasing; waning
Derived Forms
decrescence, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease
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