Definition of ingravescent
: gradually increasing in severity ingravescent disease ingravescent abnormality of function
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of ingravescent
Latin ingravescent-, ingravescens, present participle of ingravescere to become heavier, to become worse, from in- 2in- + gravescere to become heavy, from gravis heavy, severe — more at grieve
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up ingravescent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).