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ingravescent

/ ˌɪnɡrəˈvɛsənt /

adjective

  1. rare.
    (esp of a disease) becoming more severe


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Derived Forms

  • ˌingraˈvescence, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of ingravescent1

C19: from Latin ingravescere to become heavier, from gravescere to grow heavy, from gravis heavy

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