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English definition of “descend”

descend

verb (NEGATIVE MOOD)    /dɪˈsend/
[I] literary If a negative or bad feeling descends, it is felt everywhere in a place or by everyone at the same time : A feeling of despair descended (on us) as we realized that we were lost .Enclosing, surrounding and immersing [I] literary If a condition , usually a negative condition , descends, it quickly develops in every part of a place : Silence descended on the room /over the countryside .Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
(Definition of descend verb (NEGATIVE MOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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