in·creased | \in-ˈkrēst, ˈin-ˌkrēst\

Definition of increased 

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for increased


elevated, escalated, heightened, high, jacked (up), raised, up


down, low

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Examples of increased in a Sentence

an increased concentration of sugar in the bloodstream

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But the increased social acceptability often comes at the expense of the story. Amanda Hess, New York Times, "The Trouble With Hollywood’s Gender Flips," 12 June 2018 Rossman attributes the decrease in overdose deaths to the increased availability of naloxone — also known by its trade name Narcan — a drug used to reverse the effects of opioids. Janene Holzberg, Howard County Times, "New podcast amplifies Howard County health officer's voice on issues," 1 July 2018 Legalization also means the increased availability of vaporizers, terpene cartridges, tinctures, and many other less-stinky options. Robin Abrahams,, "Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot," 19 June 2018 If the fire department purchases the building from Shorewood, Whitaker said the increased utility costs of a renovated facility would be concerning for the fire department. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Renovating Shorewood's firehouse would cost $500K more than constructing a new building," 3 July 2018 The increased cost is due in part to $7 million of repairs needed to New Cut Road, according to county spokesman Mark Miller. Kate Magill, Howard County Times, "Officials say Ellicott City must adapt to survive future floods," 29 June 2018 While increased costs have spurred the popularity of the fast casual restaurant genre, there have been other side effects. Justin Phillips,, "SF restaurants struggle for balance in prices, service as wage hike arrives," 29 June 2018 However, the new service will require customers to upgrade to a new modem capable of handling the increased speeds. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Comcast offering gigabit service to Louisiana customers," 21 May 2018 The former will likely be more easily achieved, as consumers will enjoy the increased speed of delivery. Phillip Molnar,, "Does it make economic sense to deliver consumer goods by drone?," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of increased

1540, in the meaning defined above

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