in·​cres·​cent in-ˈkre-sᵊnt How to pronounce increscent (audio)
: becoming gradually greater : waxing
the increscent moon

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of increscent was circa 1658

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“Increscent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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