Definitions

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  • v. To grow forth; grow to excess; increase; come on.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To wax; increase.

Etymologies

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From Middle English forthwaxen, from Old English forþweaxan ("to break forth, burst forth"), equivalent to forth- +‎ wax (“to grow, increase”).

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