[in-kres-uh nt]


increasing or waxing, as the moon.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing

Word Origin for increscent

C16: from Latin incrēscēns
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