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accrete

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/ əˈkrit /
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verb (used without object), ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing.

to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to).

verb (used with object), ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing.

to add, as by growth.

adjective

Botany. grown together.

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Origin of accrete

First recorded in 1775–85; back formation from accretion
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British Dictionary definitions for accrete

accrete
/ (əˈkriːt) /

verb

to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused
to make or become bigger, as by addition
C18: back formation from accretion
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