from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Showing a progressively larger lighted surface, as of a planet or the moon; waxing.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling: specifically applied to the moon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Increasing; growing; augmenting; swelling; enlarging.
- adjective (Her.) Increasing; on the increase; -- said of the moon represented as the new moon, with the points turned toward the dexter side.
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- noun heraldry A
crescentoriented with hornsturned to dexter(pointing left).
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Latin incrēscēns, incrēscent-, present participle of incrēscere, to increase; see increase.]
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C 1675, from Latin increscens, present participle of increscere
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.