accrete


ac·crete

verb \ə-ˈkrēt\
ac·cret·edac·cret·ing

Definition of ACCRETE

intransitive verb
:  to grow or become attached by accretion
transitive verb
:  to cause to adhere or become attached; also :  accumulate

Examples of ACCRETE

  1. <silt accreting at the mouth of the river over time>

Origin of ACCRETE

back-formation from accretion
First Known Use: 1784

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