Definition of decrescent in English:

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decrescent

Pronunciation: /dɪˈkrɛs(ə)nt/

adjective

(Of the moon) waning: the keen-sighted watcher may catch a glimpse of the slender decrescent moon
More example sentences
  • The waning moon was "decrescent".

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin decrescent- 'growing less', from the verb decrescere (see decrease).

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