Synonyms for accretion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-kree-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : əˈkri ʃən

Définition of accretion

Origin :
  • 1610s, from Latin accretionem (nominative accretio) "an increasing, a growing larger" (e.g. of the waxing moon), noun of action from past participle stem of accrescere, from ad- "to" (see ad-) + crescere "grow" (see crescent).
  • noun gradual growth, addition
Example sentences :
  • The fund had ample time for accretion, since the children were as late as Never is.
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • Organisms are not added to by accretion, as in the case of minerals, but by growth.
  • Extract from : « Natural Law in the Spiritual World » by Henry Drummond
  • With any accretion allowed, the concentration of wealth is irresistible.
  • Extract from : « Usury » by Calvin Elliott
  • The only difficulty in this accretion is to secure debtors that will not die.
  • Extract from : « Usury » by Calvin Elliott
  • She was in a state of rare contentment, an accretion to the gaiety that was hers by nature.
  • Extract from : « The Intrusions of Peggy » by Anthony Hope
  • A really major difference is the accretion of territory by the Nongatl.
  • Extract from : « California Athabascan Groups » by Martin A. Baumhoff
  • He submitted to exhaustion and was content to await an accretion of energy.
  • Extract from : « Old Mole » by Gilbert Cannan
  • The thrombi grow by accretion in the direction of the heart.
  • Extract from : « A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I » by Various
  • It is merely an accretion that has come to you because of your environments which you were too feeble to alter.
  • Extract from : « Overshadowed » by Sutton E. Griggs
  • In this kind of a furnace almost every kind of accretion will be found.
  • Extract from : « De Re Metallica » by Georgius Agricola

Antonyms for accretion

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