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ingravescent

/ˌɪnɡrəˈvɛsənt/
adjective
1.
(rare) (esp of a disease) becoming more severe
Derived Forms
ingravescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin ingravescere to become heavier, from gravescere to grow heavy, from gravis heavy
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ingravescent in Medicine

ingravescent in·gra·ves·cent (ĭn'grā-věs'ənt)
adj.
Becoming increasingly severe.

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