[ kres-iv ]
/ ˈkrɛs ɪv /


increasing; growing.

Origin of crescive

1560–70; < Latin crēsc(ere) to increase + -ive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for crescive

  • 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