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descend

To move from the top of the body toward the feet; to move in a caudal direction.
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Soon afterwards, two other men descended into the well, but they also fell unconscious.
Question 94, "What do we mean when we say in the Apostles' Creed that Christ descended into hell?" tells us that hell actually means limbo, and Jesus' soul "descended into a place or state of rest, called limbo, where the souls of the just were waiting for him." The next question asks why.