ingravescent

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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ingravescent in Medicine

ingravescent

[ĭn′gră-vĕsənt]
adj.
  1. Becoming increasingly severe.
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