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Origin of crescive

1560–70; < Latin crēsc(ere) to increase + -ive Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of crescive

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


    William Graham Sumner