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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of increase.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. made greater in size or amount or degree. Opposite of decreased.

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

  • adj. made greater in size or amount or degree


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  • [166] It should be noted that an increased amount of consumption in the future does not necessarily compensate for a disturbance of the current balance of saving and spending, for an _increased proportion of future income_ will have to be spent in order to compensate.

    The Evolution of Modern Capitalism A Study of Machine Production

  • _expand and open out from each other_, some bending round and terminating their action on the upper surface of the hemisphere, and others meeting, as it were, above in their progress outwards, uniting their forces to give an increased charge to the carrier ball, at an _increased distance_ from the source of power, and influencing each other so as to cause a second flexure in the contrary direction from the first one.

    Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

  • The Seattle student was sentenced to 26 years behind bars, and prosecutors want the term increased to life.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Normally I hated using abbreviations like “2nite,” but the slang increased my typing speed.

    Chocolate & Vicodin

  • From 2008 to 2009, the label increased its organic cotton usage by 40 percent.

    The Seattle Times

  • The title increased 7.1% year on year and 6.9% in the past six months to 30,769. : Today's Breaking News

  • A convicted rapist who asked the Indiana Court of Appeals to shorten his 93-year prison sentence instead saw his term increased by 25 years. Top Stories

  • A MAN who was sentenced to eight years and six months for abduction and two counts of rape had his term increased by the High Court.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • Combinations using the term increased 41 percent year-over-year to reach


  • George W Bush and the Republicans in Congress during his term increased the federal deficit, so we have no right to criticize Obama.

    The Redhunter


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