increscent

adjective
in·​cres·​cent | \ in-ˈkre-sᵊnt How to pronounce increscent (audio) \

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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“Increscent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/increscent. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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