Verb accrete Definition and Examples



Definition as verb:


accrete (third-person singular simple present accretes, present participle accreting, simple past and past participle accreted)

  1. (intransitive) To grow together, combine; to fuse.
  2. (intransitive) To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.
  3. (transitive) To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.

More definition: grow together; adhere (usually followed by to). add, as by growth.

3.Botany. grown together.

1. to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused

2. to make or become bigger, as by addition Word OriginC18, back formation from accretionCollins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source

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