ingravescence

noun
in·​gra·​ves·​cence | \ ˌin-grə-ˈves-ᵊn(t)s How to pronounce ingravescence (audio) \

Medical Definition of ingravescence

: the state of becoming progressively more severe persistence and ingravescence of behavior disorders, in spite of improved circumstances— Norman Cameron

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“Ingravescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/ingravescence. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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