American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Showing a progressively larger lighted surface; waxing: the increscent moon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling: specifically applied to the moon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.
- adj. (Her.) Increasing; on the increase; -- said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points turned toward the dexter side.
- C 1675, from Latin increscens, present participle of increscere (Wiktionary)
- Latin incrēscēns, incrēscent-, present participle of incrēscere, to increase; see increase. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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