decrescent

decrescent

[dih-kres-uhnt]
adjective
1.
diminishing; decreasing.
2.
waning, as the moon.

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

decrescence, noun
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decrescent (dɪˈkrɛsənt)
 
adj
(esp of the moon) decreasing; waning
 
[C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease]
 
de'crescence
 
n

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