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 Additionally, increased levels of self-enhancement explained the effect of meditation on higher well-being (both hedonic and eudeamonic). Scott Barry Kaufman, Scientific American, "The Science of Spiritual Narcissism," 4 Jan. 2021 Like all families across the UK, the royals are subject to strict restrictions during the festive period because of the increased spread of COVID-19 and confirmation of a new strain believed to be more infectious. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla Release New Picture as the Royal Family Spends Christmas Separately," 25 Dec. 2020 That will require an increased number of checks on products moving from the British mainland to Northern Ireland. Jason Douglas, WSJ, "The U.K. Is Finally Cutting Ties With the EU. Here’s What Changes.," 31 Dec. 2020 The game was canceled due to an increased number of positive covid-19 tests and other circumstances within the Horned Frogs' football program, according to a release. Scottie Bordelon, Arkansas Online, "Razorbacks' bowl game called off," 29 Dec. 2020 Adams made a specific appeal to minority communities that the vaccine is safe to receive, also noting his own increased risk of COVID-19 because of underlying health conditions. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, "'I didn't feel a thing.' Vice President Mike Pence gets COVID-19 vaccine on camera," 18 Dec. 2020 Though the nonprofit organization has received an increased number of calls about the boy since the story broke, Williams said their holiday toy drive will benefit all of the children whose cases are reviewed at the center. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "Boy abandoned at Mississippi Goodwill prompts Christmas gift donations, spotlights pandemic-era child abuse," 17 Dec. 2020 If the air is still, there’s an increased risk that the virus exhaled by an infected diner would be inhaled by a nearby patron. Los Angeles Times, "Guy Fieri and many others hate outdoor restaurant ban. Here’s why some experts say it’s essential," 11 Dec. 2020 The city did not have figures immediately available on the increased number of requests and spending on sidewalk repairs. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Unexpected COVID-19 side effect: More sidewalk repair requests in Plano," 8 Dec. 2020

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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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19 Jan 2021

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“Increased.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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