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

  • adj. Showing a progressively larger lighted surface; waxing: the increscent moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A crescent oriented with horns turned to dexter (pointing left).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.
  • adj. Increasing; on the increase; -- said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points turned toward the dexter side.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling: specifically applied to the moon.


Latin incrēscēns, incrēscent-, present participle of incrēscere, to increase; see increase.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
C 1675, from Latin increscens, present participle of increscere (Wiktionary)


  • For I assure you that the horror I then conceived for those pale botanical specimens in their pestiferous and increscent abundance, exceeded what words can describe.

    Angels & Ministers


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