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accelerating

verb
present participle of accelerate

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1 to become greater in size, extent, volume, amount, or number
  • toy purchases accelerate dramatically during the Christmas season

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2 to cause to move or proceed fast or faster
  • we accelerated preparations for the hurricane upon hearing weather reports that it had gained speed

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The first known use of accelerating was in 1661

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“Accelerating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accelerating. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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