de·​cres·​cent di-ˈkre-sᵊnt How to pronounce decrescent (audio)
: becoming less by gradual diminution : decreasing, waning

Word History


alteration of earlier decressant, from Anglo-French, present participle of Anglo-French decrestre to decrease

First Known Use

1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decrescent was in 1610

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“Decrescent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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