[ kres-iv ]
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  1. increasing; growing.

Origin of crescive

1560–70; <Latin crēsc(ere) to increase + -ive

Words Nearby crescive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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