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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To accreted
World English Dictionary
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Includes accreted lands in the definition of public lands.
Verify that the individual has not been recently accreted to a formal third party group.
These sediments built at a rate of about one inch every hundred years until they accreted to depths of thousands of feet.
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature