decreasing; lessening; waning: said esp. of the moon in its final quarter
Origin of decrescentClassical Latin decrescens, present participle of decrescere, decrease
Becoming gradually less; waning.
Origin of decrescentLatin d&emacron;cr&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, d&emacron;cr&emacron;scent-, present participle of d&emacron;cr&emacron;scere, to decrease; see decrease.
(comparative more decrescent, superlative most decrescent)
From decressant, from Anglo-Norman, present participle of decrestre (“to decrease”)