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Origin of accretion
OTHER WORDS FROM accretionac·cre·tive, ac·cre·tion·ar·y, adjectivenon·ac·cre·tion, nounnon·ac·cre·tive, adjective
Words nearby accretion
Example sentences from the Web for accretive
If we willed it, we could not prevent 'an institutional race' from absorbing one which has no accretive principle of growth.
The process is not accretive, but exfoliatory—a continual movement from within outwards.Civilisation: Its Cause and Cure|Edward Carpenter
Architectural peculiarities and appointments are ever accretive properties with the novelist of imagination and latitude.The Key to the Bront Works|John Malham-Dembleby
British Dictionary definitions for accretive
- abnormal union or growing together of parts; adhesion
- a mass of foreign matter collected in a cavity