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descents

noun , plural of descent

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1 the act or process of going to a lower level or altitude
  • the airplane began its gradual descent to the landing field
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3 a loss of status
  • for throwing the game, the ballplayer underwent a huge descent in the eyes of the fans
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4 a sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory
  • the lightning descent of the invading army on that unsuspecting border town
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6 the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
  • a person of Finnish descent
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7 a downward slope
  • on bicycle tours the ascents always seem to outnumber the descents
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