ascending

[ uh-sen-ding ]
/ əˈsɛn dɪŋ /

adjective

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

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Origin of ascending

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ascending

as·cend·ing·ly, adverbsub·as·cend·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ascendingly

ascending
/ (əˈsɛndɪŋ) /

adjective

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