descente

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French descente, from descendre.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /de.sɑ̃t/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

descente f (plural descentes)

  1. descent (act of going down)
  2. descent (downward slope)
  3. way down
  4. descending
  5. raid (e.g. police raid)
  6. (sports) downhill (an event in skiing or canoeing)
  7. comedown (from a drug), crash

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Descendants[edit]

  • Polish: desant
  • Russian: деса́нт (desánt)

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