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crescive

[kres-iv] /ˈkrɛs ɪv/
adjective
1.
increasing; growing.
Origin of crescive
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin crēsc(ere) to increase + -ive
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  • They are crescive when they take shape in the mores, growing by the instinctive efforts by which the mores are produced.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner

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