ac·​cel·​er·​at·​ing | \ ik-ˈse-lə-ˌrā-tiŋ How to pronounce accelerating (audio) , ak- \

Definition of accelerating

: increasing in speed or rate of occurrence an accelerating process of change … the already appalling damage humans have done to the primates by our accelerating destruction of their world.— Paul Schullery

Other Words from accelerating

acceleratingly adverb

Examples of accelerating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The melting of the glaciers in the Himalayas in particular is dramatic and accelerating, recent research has found, with the pace of change much faster in the 21st century than the 20th. Niha Masih, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2021 The accelerating loss could be a sign that the catastrophe has already been set in motion. Katie Langin, Science | AAAS, 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of accelerating

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Accelerating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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