in·​creased | \ in-ˈkrēst How to pronounce increased (audio) , ˈin-ˌkrēst \

Definition of increased

: made or become greater : augmented at increased risk for heart disease

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an increased concentration of sugar in the bloodstream
Recent Examples on the Web Still, the increased spread of the virus has been obvious; with 7,425 new cases on Wednesday, a number that more than tripled by Saturday. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2022 To get in and out of the country, team staffers and players needed to undergo increased coronavirus testing. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Dec. 2021 The crisis may also have given many workers an increased sense of their worth, and their leverage over employers. Justin Lahart, WSJ, 8 Dec. 2021 With an increased awareness of non-monogamous relationship structures, the myth that polyamory is a ‘fix’ for a broken relationship is also gaining momentum. Quinn Rhodes,, 8 Nov. 2021 Holm, too, is hoping the issue will receive increased awareness. Washington Post, 3 Aug. 2021 From an increased awareness that Latinos are more nuanced and not a monolith to more opportunities for Latinos to be cast in roles that aren't specifically written with a Latinx person in mind. Nicole Chavez, CNN, 11 June 2021 One effect of the spat between Apple and Facebook is the increased awareness of tracking. Steven Levy, Wired, 19 May 2021 Embrace any flow of thinking that leads you to an increased social awareness, as this kind of involvement in the world around you will only further expand your already malleable mind. Tarot Astrologers,, 21 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of increased

1540, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of increased was in 1540

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“Increased.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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