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increscent

[in-kres-uh nt]
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adjective
  1. increasing or waxing, as the moon.

Origin of increscent

1565–75; < Latin incrēscent- (stem of incrēscēns present participle of incrēscere to grow), equivalent to in- in-2 + crēsc- grow + -ent- -ent
Related formsin·cres·cence, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Increscent, in-kres′ent, adj. increasing, growing (of the moon).

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for increscent

increscent

adjective
  1. (esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing

Word Origin

C16: from Latin incrēscēns
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