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increscent

[in-kres-uh nt] /ɪnˈkrɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
increasing or waxing, as the moon.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin incrēscent- (stem of incrēscēns present participle of incrēscere to grow), equivalent to in- in-2 + crēsc- grow + -ent- -ent
Related forms
increscence, noun
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increscent

/ɪnˈkrɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing
Word Origin
C16: from Latin incrēscēns
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