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1 : An act of condescension.

2 : The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.

3 : Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

4 : Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

5 : Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

6 : Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

7 : Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

8 : That which is descended; descendants; issue.

9 : A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

10 : Lowest place; extreme downward place.

11 : A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

12 : White or glowing with heat.

13 : White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant.

14 : Having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass.

15 : Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies.

16 : Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone.

17 : Growing raw, sore, or painful again.

18 : Breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a recrudescent epidemic.

19 : Slightly green; greenish.

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1 : Condescent

n.

An act of condescension.

2 : Descent

n.

The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower.

3 : Descent

n.

Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy.

4 : Descent

n.

Progress downward, as in station, virtue, as in station, virtue, and the like, from a higher to a lower state, from a higher to a lower state, from the more to the less important, from the better to the worse, etc.

5 : Descent

n.

Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction.

6 : Descent

n.

Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity.

7 : Descent

n.

Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent.

8 : Descent

n.

That which is descended; descendants; issue.

9 : Descent

n.

A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation.

10 : Descent

n.

Lowest place; extreme downward place.

11 : Descent

n.

A passing from a higher to a lower tone.

12 : Excandescent

a.

White or glowing with heat.

13 : Incandescent

a.

White, glowing, or luminous, with intense heat; as, incandescent carbon or platinum; hence, clear; shining; brilliant.

14 : Iridescent

a.

Having colors like the rainbow; exhibiting a play of changeable colors; nacreous; prismatic; as, iridescent glass.

15 : Lapidescent

a.

Undergoing the process of becoming stone; having the capacity of being converted into stone; having the quality of petrifying bodies.

16 : Lapidescent

n.

Any substance which has the quality of petrifying other bodies, or of converting or being converted into stone.

17 : Recrudescent

a.

Growing raw, sore, or painful again.

18 : Recrudescent

a.

Breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a recrudescent epidemic.

19 : Viridescent

a.

Slightly green; greenish.

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This word descent uses (7) total characters with white out space

This word descent uses 6 unique characters: C D E N S T

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From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Usage notes
      • 1.3.2 Antonyms
      • 1.3.3 Derived terms
      • 1.3.4 Related terms
      • 1.3.5 Translations
      • 1.3.6 Further reading
    • 1.4 Anagrams

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English and Anglo-Norman descente, from Anglo-Norman descendre (to descend); see descend. Compare ascent, ascend.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈsɛnt/
  • (file)
  • Homophones: dissent (for some dialects)

Noun[edit]

descent (countable and uncountable, plural descents)

  1. An instance of descending.
    We climbed the mountain with difficulty, but the descent was easier.
    • 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
      The next one surrendered his bike, only for that, too, to give him a second flat as he started the descent.
  2. A way down.
    We had difficulty in finding the correct descent.
  3. A sloping passage or incline.
    The descent into the cavern was wet and slippery.
  4. Lineage or hereditary derivation.
    Our guide was of Welsh descent.
  5. A drop to a lower status or condition; decline. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    After that, the holiday went into a steep descent.
  6. (topology) A particular extension of the idea of gluing. See Descent (mathematics).

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes confused with decent.

Antonyms[edit]

  • (going down): ascent

Derived terms[edit]

  • hypodescent, hyperdescent

Related terms[edit]

  • descend

Translations[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • descent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • descent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams[edit]

  • cedents, scented