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Definitions of descent
n. - The act of descending, or passing downward; change of place from higher to lower. 2
n. - Incursion; sudden attack; especially, hostile invasion from sea; -- often followed by upon or on; as, to make a descent upon the enemy. 2
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. 2
n. - Derivation, as from an ancestor; procedure by generation; lineage; birth; extraction. 2
n. - Transmission of an estate by inheritance, usually, but not necessarily, in the descending line; title to inherit an estate by reason of consanguinity. 2
n. - Inclination downward; a descending way; inclined or sloping surface; declivity; slope; as, a steep descent. 2
n. - That which is descended; descendants; issue. 2
n. - A step or remove downward in any scale of gradation; a degree in the scale of genealogy; a generation. 2
n. - Lowest place; extreme downward place. 2
n. - A passing from a higher to a lower tone. 2

The word "descent" uses 7 letters: C D E E N S T.

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s -   descents   y -   encysted  

Shorter words found within descent:
cede   cedes   cee   cees   cense   censed   cent   cents   cete   cetes   de   decent   dee   dees   deet   deets   den   dene   denes   dens   dense   dent   dents   ed   eds   en   end   ends   ens   es   et   ne   nee   need   needs   nest   nested   net   nets   scend   scene   scent   sec   sect   see   seed   seen   sen   send   sene   sent   sente   set   sned   steed   ted   teds   tee   teed   teen   teens   tees   ten   tend   tends   tens   tense   tensed  

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