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ascensive

[uh-sen-siv]
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  1. ascending; rising.
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Origin of ascensive

First recorded in 1640–50; ascens(ion) + -ive
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Examples from the Web for ascensive

Historical Examples

  • What is the ascensive power of an area of atmosphere of 100°?

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • His main reliance was on the latent heat supposed to be given out during condensation, for his ascensive storm power.

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • Does it heat so fast as to keep up the ascensive force without intermission, at twenty-five, or twenty, or ten miles the hour?

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • The simple trial proved a complete success, due, as it appeared to them, to the ascensive power of a cloud of smoke.