verb (used without object), accreted, accreting.
to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to ).
verb (used with object), accreted, accreting.
to add, as by growth.
Botany. grown together.

1775–85; back formation from accretion Unabridged
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accrete (əˈkriːt)
1.  to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused
2.  to make or become bigger, as by addition
[C18: back formation from accretion]

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Example sentences
The microbes metabolize manganese in the dust that lands on the rock, and metabolites accrete on the rock's surface.
The containment dikes are built to allow time for the marsh platform to accrete.
Rather, environmental factors determine whether coral can accrete limestone faster than it is eroded or covered.
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