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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Perhaps discussions of raising Congressional pay to cover increased housing costs is a non-starter, especially with the dismal public approval ratings for Congress. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a point about housing for Congress," 21 Nov. 2018 The company failed to notify the agency about the modification and the increased emissions that resulted. Robert Moran,, "Delaware environmental officials cite former Sunoco refinery," 16 Mar. 2018 The mayor and other council members said the investment would bring increased economic activity, including big-name developments that hinge on the university's presence. Lily Altavena, azcentral, "ASU proposal for downtown Mesa is projected to cost city $70M," 15 May 2018 The deployment of the high hard fastball probably a bit increased rate as well. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "Rangers manager Jeff Banister praises Astros' Justin Verlander," 9 June 2018 Other parts of the country that might start seeing increased drone activity include San Diego, where drones could help monitor the border and run medical deliveries. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "FAA Relaxes Drone Restrictions With 10 New Programs," 9 May 2018 The report points to Hurricane Katrina as a turning point for increased diversity in local politics. Hanna Krueger,, "More women are running for (and winning) public office in post-Katrina New Orleans, report says," 3 May 2018 Some of these recent wins surely reflect the increased diversity of the membership, but some of this may also be an earnest self-conscious corrective. Manohla Dargis, A.o. Scott And Wesley Morris, New York Times, "#MeToo, Harvey Weinstein and Awkward TV: Our Critics Talk Oscars," 5 Mar. 2018 In the wake of the 2015 #OscarsSoWhite drama, the Academy sent out a record 683 invitations to new members in a push for increased diversity in 2016. NBC News, "'Get Out', 'Mudbound' lead big list of black Oscar nominees," 23 Jan. 2018

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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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