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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 (1908)

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 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 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 previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1889)

by Sir George Watt

Fruiting perianth oblique, accrete, gibbous, mouth contracted, lateral and dentate. Stigma short ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Insurance and Managed Care (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 previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1857)

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When time is allowed, and the process of precipitation and congelation takes place in a less tumultuous manner, so as to allow the deposited particles to accrete according to regular arrangements, small spiculae form, crossing one another at ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Abaca to Buxus (1899)

by Sir George Watt, Edgar Thurston, T. N. Mukharji

Fruiting perianth oblique, accrete, gibbous, mouth contracted, lateral and dentate. Stigma short ...

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

accrete (ak- krét'), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Folk Heroes (2001)

by Graham Seal

Those who do tend to take on the familiar characteristics of folk heroes and heroines, and apocryphal stories and beliefs gradually accrete around them. Some examples of this process include baseball players Joe Di Maggio. 38 CELEBRITY ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1904)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge, with a New Atlas of the World by William Dwight Whitney

accrete (a-krét'), r.; pret. and p . accreted, ppr. accreling. F L. accretus, o accresccre : see accrcsceJ . intrans. 1. o grow by accretion ...

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, ...

Google previewThe Million Word Crossword Dictionary (2010)

by Stanley Newman, Daniel Stark

approve, ascribe, certify, empower, endorse, entrust, indorse, intrust, license 8 delegate, relegate, sanction, vouch for 9 attribute, authorize, chalk up to, recognize 10 commission accredited: 5 valid 8 official accrete: 4 grow accretion: 4 gain 7 ...

Google previewDictionary of scientific terms (1869)

by P Austin Nuttall

Accrete (Lat. grown together), in botanv, a term applied to the increase of additional substance, or two parts of a plant grown together. Aceph'ala(Gr. headless), a term appliea to the inhabitants of bivalve ana other shells, of the order Mollusca.

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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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