increscent

[ in-kres-uhnt ]
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adjective
  1. increasing or waxing, as the moon.

Origin of increscent

1
1565–75; <Latin incrēscent- (stem of incrēscēns present participle of incrēscere to grow), equivalent to in-in-2 + crēsc- grow + -ent--ent

Other words from increscent

  • in·cres·cence, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for increscent

increscent

/ (ɪnˈkrɛsənt) /


adjective
  1. (esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing

Origin of increscent

1
C16: from Latin incrēscēns

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