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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Examples of increased in a Sentence

an increased concentration of sugar in the bloodstream
Recent Examples on the Web While data had suggested an increased likelihood of an event like Monday's fatal eruption, scientists monitoring the island didn't observe anything signaling an imminent eruption. Alex Baker-whitcomb, Wired, "The Science of New Zealand's Eruption, Toy Store Surveillance, and More News," 11 Dec. 2019 That fear isn’t entirely unfounded; with each episode of depression, there is an increased likelihood of another one. Glamour, "The Stigma of Being a Medicated Mom," 3 Dec. 2019 Witty said there’s an increased likelihood of not surviving a fire if the occupants are not alerted in time to get out. Mary Grace Keller,, "Sykesville fire: Investigators ‘confident’ smoke alarms weren’t present. The state could be responsible.," 15 Nov. 2019 Studies have also shown that youth detention leads to a reduced likelihood of graduating high school and an increased likelihood of adult incarceration. Emily Hoerner,, "Chicago’s public defender plans to ask Illinois Supreme Court to reverse decision that permits holding preteens in custody, despite county ordinance," 8 Nov. 2019 The agency said the downgrade reflects the increased likelihood of a debt rescheduling or other liability management exercise that may constitute a default. Washington Post, "Lebanese army opens roads closed by protesters amid scuffles," 5 Nov. 2019 Researchers said the most disconcerting outcome of suspensions is the increased likelihood that students will get in trouble with law enforcement and fall into the school-to-prison pipeline. Risa Johnson, USA TODAY, "Native American students suspended at higher rates than peers. California report looks at solutions," 18 Oct. 2019 According to two new studies by the American Heart Association, owning a dog is associated with an increased likelihood of living longer, especially among people who've previously had a heart attack or stroke. Brian Pascus, CBS News, "Dog ownership linked to longer life in two new American Heart Association studies," 9 Oct. 2019 This may happen because circadian rhythm disruptions can lead to an increased likelihood of mammary tumor development, and circadian genes may act as tumor suppressors. Cindy Krischer Goodman,, "10 breakthrough innovations in breast cancer treatment and research in South Florida," 1 Oct. 2019

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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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29 Dec 2019

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“Increased.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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