in·​creased in-ˈkrēst How to pronounce increased (audio)
: made or become greater : augmented
at increased risk for heart disease

Examples of increased in a Sentence

an increased concentration of sugar in the bloodstream
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Word History

First Known Use

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 24 Apr. 2024.

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