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Adjective: descending  du'sen-ding
  1. Coming down or downward
Verb: descend  di'send
  1. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    "The barometer is descending";
    - fall, go down, come down
     
  2. Be connected by a relationship of blood, for example
    "She was descended from an old Italian noble family";
    - derive, come
     
  3. Do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    - condescend, deign
     
  4. Come as if by falling
    "Night descended";
    - fall, settle

See also: declivitous, degressive, descendent, down, downhill, downward, downward-arching, downward-sloping, drizzling, dropping, falling, raining

Type of: act, come, go, locomote, move, travel

Antonym: ascend, ascending

Encyclopedia: Descending