increscent
adjective Etymology: Latin increscent-, increscens, present participle of increscere to increase — more at increase Date: circa 1658 becoming gradually greater ; waxing <
the increscent moon
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  • Increscent — In*cres cent, a. [L. increscens, entis, p. pr. of increscere. See {Increase}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging. [1913 Webster] Between the incresent and decrescent moon. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • increscent — [in kres′ənt] adj. [L increscens, prp. of increscere, to INCREASE] increasing; growing; waxing: said esp. of the moon …   English World dictionary

  • increscent — I. (ˈ)in, ən+ noun Etymology: Latin increscent , increscens, present participle : an increscent representation of the moon II. “+ adjective Etymology: Latin increscent , increscens, present participle of increscere to increase more at increase …   Useful english dictionary

  • increscent — in•cres•cent [[t]ɪnˈkrɛs ənt[/t]] adj. astron. waxing: the increscent moon[/ex] • Etymology: 1565–75; < L incrēscent , s. of incrēscēns, prp. of incrēscere; see increase …   From formal English to slang

  • increscent — increscence, n. /in kres euhnt/, adj. increasing or waxing, as the moon. [1565 75; < L increscent (s. of increscens prp. of increscere to grow), equiv. to in IN 2 + cresc grow + ent ENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • increscent — noun A crescent oriented with horns turned to dexter (pointing left). Ant: decrescent …   Wiktionary

  • increscent — adj. growing; increasing, becoming larger; accruing; swelling; enlarging; increasing or becoming more illuminated (as does the moon) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • increscent — in·crescent …   English syllables

  • increscent — /ɪnˈkrɛsənt/ (say in kresuhnt) adjective increasing or waxing, as the moon. {Latin increscens, present participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • increscent moon — n. moon that is increasing or becoming more illuminated …   English contemporary dictionary

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