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[in-kres-uh nt]
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  1. increasing or waxing, as the moon.
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Origin of increscent

1565–75; < Latin incrēscent- (stem of incrēscēns present participle of incrēscere to grow), equivalent to in- in-2 + crēsc- grow + -ent- -ent
Related formsin·cres·cence, noun
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Related Words for increscent

aggregate, increasing, waxing, increscent, additive, chain, collective, heaped, accumulative, additory, advancing, amassed, augmenting, snowballing, summative

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Historical Examples of increscent

  • Increscent, in-kres′ent, adj. increasing, growing (of the moon).

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for increscent


  1. (esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing
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Word Origin for increscent

C16: from Latin incrēscēns
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