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One entry found for descend.
Main Entry: de·scend
Pronunciation: di-primarystresssend
Function: verb
1 : to pass from a higher to a lower place or level
2 a : to originate or come down from a source : DERIVE <descended from an ancient family> b : to be handed down to an heir or from an earlier time <the mansion descended to a son> <a custom descended from ancient times>
3 a : to incline, lead, or extend downward <the road descends to the river> b : to pass, move, or climb down or down along
4 : to make a sudden attack by or as if by swooping down
5 : to sink in status, dignity, or condition

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