cres·​cive ˈkre-siv How to pronounce crescive (audio)
: marked by gradual spontaneous development
crescively adverb

Word History


Latin crescere to grow

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crescive was in 1566

Dictionary Entries Near crescive

Cite this Entry

“Crescive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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