[ uh-sen-ding ]
/ əˈsɛn dɪŋ /
moving upward; rising.
Botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base.
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British Dictionary definitions for ascendingly
/ (əˈsɛndɪŋ) /
moving upwards; rising
botany sloping or curving upwardsthe ascending stem of a vine
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