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Definition of the adjective accrete
What does accrete mean as an attribute of a noun?
- Characterized by accretion; made up; as, 'accrete' matter.
- [botany] Grown together - Gray
Definition of the verb accrete
What does accrete mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: accreted | accreting | accretes
- grow together (of plants and organs)
- grow or become attached by accretion
Alternative definition of the verb accrete
- [intransitive]: To grow together, combine.
- [intransitive]: To adhere; to grow (to); to be added.
- [transitive]: To make adhere; to add.
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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 ...
The 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 ...
Cultural 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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Flip 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 ...
Mosby'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 ...
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) ...
by Abby H. P. Werlock, James P. Werlock
accrete over thecourseof thebookto produce a useful diagnosticportrait of the paranoid personality.
by Edward Branigan, Warren Buckland
Stam interestingly notes one feature of dialogism above all others: its propensity to 'accrete...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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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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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