accretive
increasing increasing adj. 1. becoming greater or larger; as, increasing prices. [Narrower terms: {accretionary ; {augmenting, augmentative, building ; {expanding ; {flared, flaring ; {growing ; {incorporative ; {lengthening ; {maximizing ; {multiplicative ; {profit-maximizing ; {raising ; {accretive ; {rising ] {decreasing} [WordNet 1.5]

2. same as {growing}, 1. [prenominal]

Syn: growing(prenominal), incremental. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Music) increasing in some musical quality. Opposite of {decreasing}. [Narrower terms: {accelerando ; {crescendo ] [WordNet 1.5]


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  • accretive — adjective see accretion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • accretive — See accretionary. * * * …   Universalium

  • accretive — adjective /əˈkriːtɪv/ Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth Glanvill …   Wiktionary

  • accretive — adj. increased through slow accumulation, increased by joining together, grown together …   English contemporary dictionary

  • accretive — ac·cre·tive …   English syllables

  • accretive — adjective growing by accretion • Similar to: ↑increasing • Derivationally related forms: ↑accrete …   Useful english dictionary

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