Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise.
  • adj. Augmentative; intensive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise.
  • adj. Augmentative; intensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by an ascending movement; tending to ascend; rising; tending to rise, or causing to rise. Sir T. Browne.
  • In grammar, increasing force; intensive; augmentative.

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

  • adj. tending or directed upward

Etymologies

See ascend. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Love is “desire to enjoy beauty”; and nourished by the spiritual senses of sight and hearing alone, it is temperate, ascensive, morally beneficient.

    PLATONISM IN THE RENAISSANCE

  • Grace in the heart is an ascensive power, ever lifting its desires upward and upward, and so above the temptations of time and earth.

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • The vapors were of a violet-gray color and seemingly very dense, for, although endowed with an almost inconceivably powerful ascensive force, they retained to the zenith their rounded summits.

    Plotting in Pirate Seas

  • The simple trial proved a complete success, due, as it appeared to them, to the ascensive power of a cloud of smoke.

    The Dominion of the Air; the story of aerial navigation

  • Naturalists are familiar with insects which walk on water, and imagination has no more difficulty in putting a man in place of the insect than it has in giving a man some of the attributes of a bird and making an angel of him; or in ascribing to him the ascensive tendencies of a balloon, as the "levitationists" do.

    Collected Essays, Volume V Science and Christian Tradition: Essays

  • Se the cheap travel uk he ascensive to hyperactivity when he was autostrada with rubiales that durable him indescribably his legislator romper.

    Rational Review

  • Mammalia,” which was printed in the Society’s Journal, and contains the following passage: — “In Man, the brain presents an ascensive step in development, higher and more strongly marked than that by which the preceding sub-class was distinguished from the one below it.

    Essays

  • Society's Journal, and contains the following passage: -- "In Man, the brain presents an ascensive step in development, higher and more strongly marked than that by which the preceding sub-class was distinguished from the one below it.

    Lectures and Essays

  • "In Man, the brain presents an ascensive step in development, higher and more strongly marked than that by which the preceding sub-class was distinguished from the one below it.

    The Antiquity of Man

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