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Adjective descending has 1 sense
  1. descending - coming down or downward
    ascending, acclivitous, rising, uphill, ascendant, ascendent, ascensive, assurgent, highflying, up, upward, scandent
Verb descend has 4 senses
  1. descend, fall, go down, come down - move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Antonyms: ascend, go up
    Derived form: noun descent1
    Sample sentence:
    The airplane is sure to descend
  2. derive, come, descend - come from; be connected by a relationship of blood, for example; "She was descended from an old Italian noble family"; "he comes from humble origins"
    Derived forms: noun descent4, noun descent6, noun descendent1, noun descendant1
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. condescend, deign, descend - do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
    --3 is one way to act, move
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
  4. fall, descend, settle - come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell"
    --4 is one way to come
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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