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gradually increasing tempo of music accelerando
mild form of diabetes mellitus that develops gradually in adults; can be precipitated by obesity or severe stress or menopause or other factors; can usually be controlled by diet and hypoglycemic agents without injections of insulin adult-onset diabetes , adult-onset diabetes mellitus , ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes , ketoacidosis-resistant diabetes mellitus , ketosis-resistant diabetes , ketosis-resistant diabetes mellitus , mature-onset diabetes , maturity-onset diabetes , maturity-onset
large ornamental tree with graceful gradually spreading branches common in eastern North America American elm , rock elm , Ulmus americana , water elm , white elm
liability or debt gradually worked off amortized
minority group gradually adopting ways of prevailing culture assimilation
tempo and volume gradually decreased calando
eat away gradually corrode
destroy gradually corrode , erode
process of gradually becoming inferior decay
melt gradually deliquesce
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level development , growing , growth , maturation , ontogenesis , ontogeny
gradually ceasing to be visible disappearance , fade
(film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out dissolve
becoming gradually less dwindling , dwindling away
give off gradually emanate , emit , exhale , exude
rights gradually or stealthily, to take another's encroach
vanish gradually evanesce
disappear gradually evanesce , wither
event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight evanescence
enlarging gradually evase
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