Decrepitude

De*crep"i*tude

(?), n. [Cf. F. dcrpitude.] The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities of age; infirm old age.
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De`cres*cen"do

(?), a. & adv. [It.] (Mus.) With decreasing volume of sound; -- a direction to performers, either written upon the staff (abbreviated Dec., or Decresc.), or indicated by the sign.
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