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  • Of or pertaining to accretion; increasing or adding by growth; growing; accrescent: as, “the accretive motion of plants,”

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  • adjective Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.

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  • adjective Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth - Glanvill

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  • adjective growing by accretion

Etymologies

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accrete +‎ -ive

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