increscent

adjective
in·cres·cent | \in-ˈkre-sᵊnt \

Definition of increscent 

: becoming gradually greater : waxing the increscent moon

First Known Use of increscent

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for increscent

Latin increscent-, increscens, present participle of increscere to increase — more at increase

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