Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
  • intransitive v. To grow together; fuse.
  • intransitive v. To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. : To grow together, combine; to fuse.
  • v. : To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.
  • v. : To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.
  • adj. Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.
  • adj. Grown together - Gray

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by accretion; made up.
  • adj. Grown together.
  • intransitive v. To grow together.
  • intransitive v. To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to.
  • transitive v. To make adhere; to add.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grow by accretion; gather additions from without.
  • To be added; adhere; become attached by a process of accretion.
  • To cause to grow or unite.
  • Grown together; formed by accretion; accreted.
  • In biology, grown together: said of parts normally separate but naturally grafted. See accretion, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. grow together (of plants and organs)
  • v. grow or become attached by accretion

Etymologies

Back-formation from accretion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from accretion. (Wiktionary)

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