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accrete

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verb ac·crete \ə-ˈkrēt\

Definition of accrete

ac·cret·edac·cret·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to grow or become attached by accretion

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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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