Definition of decrescent in English:

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decrescent

Pronunciation: /dəˈkres(ə)nt/

adjective

[attributive]
(Of the moon) waning.
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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Syllabification: de·cres·cent

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