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scend

[send] /sɛnd/
verb (used without object), (of a vessel)
1.
to heave in a swell.
2.
to lurch forward from the motion of a heavy sea.
noun
3.
the heaving motion of a vessel.
4.
the forward impulse imparted by the motion of a sea against a vessel.
Also, send.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; cf. send2; perhaps aphetic variant of ascend, descend
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  • The submarine lies in many fathoms of water, and the divers were able to de scend only a short distance.
British Dictionary definitions for scend

scend

/sɛnd/
verb scends, scending, scended, sends, sending, sent
1.
(of a vessel) to surge upwards in a heavy sea
noun
2.
the upward heaving of a vessel pitching
3.
the forward lift given a vessel by the sea
Word Origin
C17: perhaps from descend or ascend
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