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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kree-shuh n]
    • /əˈkri ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kree-shuh n]
    • /əˈkri ʃən/

Definitions of accretive word

  • noun accretive an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. 1
  • noun accretive the result of this process. 1
  • noun accretive an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion. 1
  • noun accretive the growing together of separate parts into a single whole. 1
  • noun accretive Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land by alluvion. 1
  • noun accretive Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth - Glanvill. 1

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Origin of accretive

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
1605-15; < Latin accrētiōn- (stem of accrētiō), equivalent to accrēt(us), past participle of accrēscere to grow (ac- ac- + crē- grow + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Accretive


accretive popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for accretive

adjective accretive

  • increasing — growing larger or greater; enlarging; augmenting.

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