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increscent

[ in-kres-uhnt ]
/ ɪnˈkrɛs ənt /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM increscent

in·cres·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for increscent

increscent
/ (ɪnˈkrɛsənt) /

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

Word Origin for increscent

C16: from Latin incrēscēns
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