accrete

verb ac·crete \ ə-ˈkrēt \
Updated on: 14 Feb 2018

Definition of accrete

accreted; accreting
intransitive verb
: to grow or become attached by accretion
transitive verb
: 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

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Origin and Etymology of accrete

back-formation from accretion

accrete Synonyms


Law Dictionary

accrete

verb ac·crete \ ə-ˈkrēt \

legal Definition of accrete

accreted; accreting
intransitive verb
: to grow or become attached by accretion
transitive verb
: to cause to adhere or become attached


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