Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • In biology, grown together: said of parts normally separate but naturally grafted. See accretion, 2.
  • Grown together; formed by accretion; accreted.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Back-formation from accretion.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Back-formation from accretion.

Examples

Comments

New comments are temporarily disabled while we update our database.