accrete

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verb ac·crete \ə-ˈkrēt\

Definition of accrete

accreted

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accreting

  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 in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of accrete

back-formation from accretion


First Known Use: 1712


Law Dictionary

accrete

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verb ac·crete \ə-ˈkrēt\

Legal Definition of accrete

accreted

accreting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to grow or become attached by accretion
  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to cause to adhere or become attached



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