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accretion

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1 a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time
  • a thick accretion of ice in a freezer that obviously had not been cleaned for some time

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2 something added (as by growth)
  • accretions of lime have thickened the cave's stalactites and stalagmites over the centuries

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The first known use of accretion was in 1615

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“Accretion.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/accretion. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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