ascending

[uh-sen-ding]

adjective

moving upward; rising.
Botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base.

Nearby words

  1. ascendancy,
  2. ascendant,
  3. ascendency,
  4. ascender,
  5. ascendeur,
  6. ascending artery,
  7. ascending colon,
  8. ascending degeneration,
  9. ascending lumbar vein,
  10. ascending node

Origin of ascending

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at ascend, -ing2

Related formsas·cend·ing·ly, adverbsub·as·cend·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ascendingly

ascending

adjective

moving upwards; rising
botany sloping or curving upwardsthe ascending stem of a vine
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