decrescent

adjective de·cres·cent \ di-ˈkre-sᵊnt \

Definition of decrescent

: becoming less by gradual diminution : decreasing, waning

Origin and Etymology of decrescent

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


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