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Becoming gradually less; waning.

[Latin dēcrēscēns, dēcrēscent-, present participle of dēcrēscere, to decrease; see decrease.]
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(Astronomy) (esp of the moon) decreasing; waning
[C17: from Latin dēcrescēns growing less; see decrease]
deˈcrescence n
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(dɪˈkrɛs ənt)

waning; diminishing; decreasing.
[1600–10; < Latin dēcrēscent-, s. of dēcrēscēns, present participle of dēcrēscere to decrease; see -ent]
de•cres′cence, n.
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