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ingravescent

/ (ˌɪnɡrəˈvɛsənt) /
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adjective
rare (esp of a disease) becoming more severe
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Derived forms of ingravescent

ingravescence, noun

Word Origin for ingravescent

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

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Medical definitions for ingravescent

ingravescent
[ ĭn′gră-vĕsənt ]

adj.
Becoming increasingly severe.
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