adjective Etymology: Latin crescere to grow Date: 1566 marked by gradual spontaneous developmentcrescively adverb

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  • Crescive — Cres cive (kr?s s?v), a. [L. crescere to increase.] Increasing; growing. [R.] [1913 Webster] Unseen, yet crescive in his faculty. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crescive — [kres′iv] adj. [< L crescere (see CRESCENT) + IVE] Rare growing; increasing …   English World dictionary

  • crescive — /kres iv/, adj. increasing; growing. [1560 70; < L cresc(ere) to increase + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • crescive — adjective Increasing or growing. Marked by gradual spontaneous development …   Wiktionary

  • crescive — cres·cive …   English syllables

  • crescive — …   Useful english dictionary

  • crescively — adverb see crescive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • growing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. increasing, ever widening, crescive, crescent, expanding, budding, germinating, maturing, burgeoning, fructifying, waxing, enlarging, amplifying, swelling, developing, mushrooming, spreading, thriving, flourishing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • growing — adj 1. increasing, expanding, crescive, crescent, accrescent, enlarging, aggrandizing, swelling, waxing; extending, distending, spreading, stretching; widening, heightening, lengthening, deepening, thickening. 2. prospering, thriving, palmy;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • crescively — adverb see crescive …   Useful english dictionary

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