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on the increase

Definition of on the increase

  1. :  becoming more in size, amount, number, etc. :  increasing <The number of college applications is on the increase.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to become progressively greater (as in size, amount, number, or intensity)

    :  to multiply by the production of young

    :  to make greater :  augment

  1. :  the act or process of increasing: as

    :  addition or enlargement in size, extent, or quantity

    :  propagation

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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