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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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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The increased popularity of high-intensity, soreness-inducing classes is tied to an uptick in injuries. Melissa Malamut, Glamour, "Expensive Exercise Recovery Classes Are Taking Over Fitness Studios—but Are They Worth It?," 3 May 2019 Other symptoms of congestive heart failure include a rapid or irregular heartbeat, a persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink phlegm, an increased need to pee at night, difficulty concentrating, and chest pain, according to the Mayo Clinic. Korin Miller, SELF, "13 Surprising Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain or Loss (and When to Go to the Doctor)," 12 Nov. 2018 Liz Coleman, a spokeswoman for the Environmental Public Health Division of the Department of Health, said her agency saw an increased need for medical care among young healthy adults during one of our extended stretches of hot weather. Agueda Pacheco-flores, The Seattle Times, "Smoke, but less of it, may stick around Seattle for the weekend," 24 Aug. 2018 Meanwhile, the region has been muscling up its leisure tourism offerings with new bourbon experiences, improved museums, festivals and an increased emphasis on food. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "European-style hotel opening before Derby is the next step in Louisville's downtown growth," 9 Apr. 2018 The Milwaukee County Zoo website already lists the increased fees beginning April 1. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo admissions increase $1.25 on April 1," 13 Mar. 2018 For the Ravens, the move is part of an increased effort to be more fan friendly after a 2017 season in which the team missed the playoffs for a third consecutive year. Jeff Zrebiec,, "Ravens will reduce concession prices at M&T Bank Stadium ahead of 2018 season," 15 May 2018 Medved attributes the improvement to increased effort and familiarity with his system. USA TODAY, "Medved leads surprising Drake atop Valley in 1st season," 15 Jan. 2018 But an increased level of difficulty isn’t its only benefit. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Why You Should Try Sit-ups With a Mini Resistance Band Around Your Wrists," 18 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of increased

1540, in the meaning defined above

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