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crescive

[ kres-iv ]
/ ˈkrɛs ɪv /
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adjective

increasing; growing.

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Origin of crescive

1560–70; <Latin crēsc(ere) to increase + -ive
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How to use crescive in a sentence

  • They are crescive when they take shape in the mores, growing by the instinctive efforts by which the mores are produced.

    Folkways|William Graham Sumner
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