increasable

increase

[v. in-krees; n. in-krees]
verb (used with object), increased, increasing.
1.
to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
verb (used without object), increased, increasing.
2.
to become greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality: Sales of automobiles increased last year.
3.
to multiply by propagation.
4.
to wax, as the moon.
noun
5.
growth or augmentation in numbers, size, strength, quality, etc.: the increase of crime.
6.
the act or process of increasing.
7.
that by which something is increased.
8.
the result of increasing.
9.
produce of the earth.
10.
product; profit; interest.
11.
Obsolete.
a.
multiplication by propagation; production of offspring.
b.
offspring; progeny.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English incresen, encresen < Anglo-French encres-, Middle French encreiss-, stem of encreistre < Latin incrēscere, equivalent to in- in-2 + crēscere to grow; see crescent

increasable, adjective
increasedly [in-kree-sid-lee] , adverb
nonincreasable, adjective
nonincrease, noun
preincrease, noun
preincrease, verb (used with object), preincreased, preincreasing.
proincrease, adjective
quasi-increased, adjective
reincrease, verb, reincreased, reincreasing, noun
superincrease, verb (used with object), superincreased, superincreasing.
superincrease, noun
unincreasable, adjective
unincreased, adjective


1. expand, extend, prolong. Increase, augment, enlarge may all mean to make larger. To increase means to make greater, as in quantity, extent, degree: to increase someone's salary; to increase the velocity; to increase the (degree of ) concentration. Enlarge means to make greater in size, extent, or range: to enlarge a building, a business, one's conceptions. Augment a more formal word, means to make greater, especially by addition from the outside: to augment one's income (by doing extra work ). 3. expand, grow, develop, swell. 6. enlargement, expansion.


1, 3. decrease.
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increase
 
vb
1.  to make or become greater in size, degree, frequency, etc; grow or expand
 
n
2.  the act of increasing; augmentation
3.  the amount by which something increases
4.  on the increase increasing, esp becoming more frequent
 
[C14: from Old French encreistre, from Latin incrēscere, from in-² + crēscere to grow]
 
in'creasable
 
adj
 
increasedly
 
adv
 
in'creasingly
 
adv
 
in'creaser
 
n

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increase
early 14c., from Anglo-Fr. encress-, from O.Fr. encreiss-, prp. stem of encreistre, from L. increscere "to increase," from in- "in" + crescere "to grow" (see crescent). Latin spelling restored 15c.
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