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Definition of the adjective accrete

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  1. Characterized by accretion; made up; as, 'accrete' matter.
  2. [botany] Grown together - Gray

Definition of the verb accrete

What does accrete mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: accreted | accreting | accretes

  1. grow together (of plants and organs)
  2. grow or become attached by accretion

Alternative definition of the verb accrete


  1. [intransitive]: To grow together, combine.
  2. [intransitive]: To adhere; to grow (to); to be added.
  3. [transitive]: To make adhere; to add.

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Google previewModern Ophthalmology (1913)

A Practical Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and Diseases of the Eye by James Moores Ball

The resulting opacity is called accrete cataract. Secondary cataract is also caused by such conditions as iridocyclitis, cyclitis, chorioiditis, glaucoma, and intra-ocular tumors. In these diseases the lenticular disturbances are attributable to ...

Google previewShakespeare Survey 68: Volume 68 (2015)

Shakespeare, Origins and Originality by Peter Holland

Used intransitively, the verb to accrete means to grow by being added to; hence an accretive allusion is created by some later and probably unforeseen ( sometimes clearly unpredictable) addition of meaning. Although to some extent every ...

Google previewThe Inverted Bowl (2010)

Introductory Accounts of the Universe and Its Life by G. H. A. Cole

Accrete is the process of adding mass to a larger mass. In geology, it refers to the addition of terrains to a land mass. In astronomy, it refers to the joining of one small mass to a larger one (planet or star) in the process of accretion. Acheulean is ...

Google previewFault Lines & Tectonic Plates (2017)

Discover What Happens When the Earth's Crust Moves With 25 Projects by Kathleen M. Reilly

The French word accrete means to Accretionary wedge “grow or gather over time .” These wedges are created as the top plate acts like a bulldozer, scraping rocks off the subducting plate. Accretionary wedges are mixtures of different types of ...

Google previewCultural Addiction (2006)

The Greenspirit Guide to Recovery by Albert J. LaChance

To accrete means to gather to oneself. A star is an accretion of particles, which, as more and more are gathered, begin to be highly compressed. The more the numbers multiply Step Two /a 29.

Google previewDictionary of Health Economics and Finance (2006)

by David E. Marcinko, MBA, CFP, CMP

ACCRETE: Medicare term for adding new enrollees in a health plan. ACCRUAL: The amount of money that is set aside to cover health insurance expenses. The accrual is the plan's best estimate of what those expenses are and (for medical ...

Google previewA Dictionary of botanical terms, etc (1856)

by John Stevens Henslow

Accrete, (AD to, cresco to grow) when contiguous parts or organs become naturally grafted together ...

Google previewDictionary of Banking and Finance (2009)

Over 9,000 terms clearly defined by Bloomsbury Publishing

acquisition accounting the shares bought and the price obtained for them when they are sold accrete accrete /ə|krit/ verb 1. (ofa fund) to have interest added to it 2. (of assets) to grow as a result of mergers, expansion or the acquisition of other ...

Google previewThe Routledge Critical Dictionary of the New Cosmology (1999)

by Peter Coles

Since gravity is an attractive force, a region of the Universe which is slightly denser than average will gradually accrete material from its surroundings. In so doing the original, slightly denser regions get denser still and therefore accrete even ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

accrete (a- krét"), v.; pret. and '' accreted, ppr. accreting. [- L. accretus, '' of accrescere: See ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

The Roche limit is not a sharp boundary; materials that are less dense or more porous can remain dispersed as a ring at the same location where denser material will accrete. Also, dense rings near the transition develop a microstructure as ...

Google previewFlip Dictionary (2002)

by Barbara Kipfer

proliferate grow slowly: gestate, incubate grow together: accrete, amalgamate, coalesce, knit grow wearisome: pall grow weary: tire grow, help to: foster, nurture, propagate growing and enlarging: increscent growing "fence": hedge growing ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

accrete, v., accretive, adj. acculturation /ۑkulމchۑrƗމshۑn/, the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of a different population group. acculturation stress, the impact of stress on the individual, experienced as a negative ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the American Novel (2015)

by Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock

accrete over thecourseof thebookto produce a useful diagnosticportrait of the paranoid personality.

Google previewDictionary of English Spelling (2005)

by Martin H. Manser

of soldiers accredit to recognize officially accredited accretion increase by natural growth or external addition accrete accreting accretive accrue to come as an increase or addition accrual accrued accrues accruing accumulate to collect ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

meet, mete, neat, peat, Pete,pleat, seat, sheet, skeet, sleet, street, suite, sweet, teat,treat, tweet, wheat, *compete, petite, complete, accrete, conceit, unseat, flatfeet, Magritte, maltreat, en suite, dead beat, preheat, reheat, reseat, repeat, defeat, ...

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Accrete Meaning

Video shows what accrete means. To grow together, combine; to fuse.. To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.. To make adhere; to add; to make larger ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3R1E1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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