in crescent


increasing or waxing, as the moon.

1565–75; < Latin incrēscent- (stem of incrēscēns present participle of incrēscere to grow), equivalent to in- in-2 + crēsc- grow + -ent- -ent

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increscent (ɪnˈkrɛsənt)
(esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing
[C16: from Latin incrēscēns]

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