ingravescent

/ (ˌɪnɡrəˈvɛsənt) /

adjective

rare (esp of a disease) becoming more severe

Nearby words

  1. ingrate,
  2. ingrately,
  3. ingratiate,
  4. ingratiating,
  5. ingratitude,
  6. ingredient,
  7. ingres,
  8. ingres, jean auguste dominique,
  9. ingress,
  10. ingression

Derived Formsingravescence, noun

Word Origin for ingravescent

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

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Medicine definitions for ingravescent

ingravescent

[ ĭn′gră-vĕsənt ]

adj.

Becoming increasingly severe.

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