flared flaring
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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  • flared — adj. having a gradual increase in width; as, flared nostrils. Syn: flaring. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flared — Flare Flare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaring}.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.] 1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flaring — Flare Flare, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flaring}.] [Cf. Norw. flara to blaze, flame, adorn with tinsel, dial. Sw. flasa upp, and E. flash, or flacker.] 1. To burn with an unsteady or waving flame; as, the candle flares. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flaring — Synonyms and related words: ablaze, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, alight, ardent, blatant, blazing, blinding, brazen, brazenfaced, burning, candent, candescent, colorful, comburent, conflagrant, crude, deltoid, extravagant, fan shape, fan… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • flared — adj. flaring, gradually curving outward; burning up, blazing fler /fleÉ™ n. wavering flame or light; sudden burst of light; outburst of anger or emotion; bright signal light; outwardly spreading curve v. burn unsteadily; suddenly burst into flame …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Vented/Flared —   Gas that is disposed of by releasing (venting) or burning (flaring).   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • flare — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1580 1. a. a fire or blaze of light used especially to signal, illuminate, or attract attention; also a device or composition used to produce such a flare 2. an unsteady glaring light b. solar flare; also a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flare — /flair/, v., flared, flaring, n. v.i. 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame (often fol. by up): The fire flared up as the paper caught. 3. to start up or burst out… …   Universalium

  • flare — [c]/flɛə / (say flair) verb (flared, flaring) –verb (i) 1. to burn with an unsteady, swaying flame, as a torch or candle in the wind. 2. Also, flare up. to blaze with a sudden burst of flame. 3. to shine or glow. 4. to spread gradually outwards,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flare — (v.) mid 16c., originally spread out (hair), of unknown origin, perhaps from Du. vlederen. Related: Flared; flaring. The noun meaning bright, unsteady light is 1814, from the verb, which led to the sense of signal fire (1883). The notion of… …   Etymology dictionary

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