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descending

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

bending downward or forward
  • with descending heads the mourners made their way to the burial site

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descending

verb
present participle of descend

Synonyms & Antonyms of descending (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to lead or extend downward
  • the pathway descends to the river bank

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3 to go to a lower level especially abruptly
  • leaves slowly descended from the branches in the gentle autumn wind
  • wait for the elevator to descend

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4 to come down from something (as a vehicle)
  • the driver descended from the truck's cab, dreading to see what he had hit

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“Descending.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/de%20scending. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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