ac·​cres·​cence | \ -sᵊn(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of accrescence

1 : continuous growth

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First Known Use of accrescence

1606, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for accrescence

Medieval Latin accrescentia, from Latin accrescent-, accrescens (present participle of accrescere) + -ia

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“Accrescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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