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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 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 George 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 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 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 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 previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Luxury Edition by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

accrete /a'kri:t/ > v. grow or form by accumulation or coalescence. — DERIVATIVES accretion n. accretionary adj. accretive adj. — ORIGIN C18 (earlier (C17) as ...

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 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 previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

accretion n an increase of substance or deposit round a central object—accrete adj, vt, vi, accretive adj. ACE inhibitor acron angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor. acentric adj 1. (in genetics) ...

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 previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Film Theory (2013)

by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland

Stam interestingly notes one feature of dialogism above all others: its propensity to 'accrete...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers (2011)

by Vijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya

Ice and sediment may accrete to the glacier base through a number of different processes, and may then be altered by processes of melting, refreezing, and deformation. Basal ice thus inherits physical and/or chemical characteristics that are ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

violence, patriarchy, and so on; and it is sensitive to the ways in which new meanings accrete to “democracy” in this process of translation and contested application. This program for geographical research on democracy does not abandon ...

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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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