- to grow by being added to
- to grow together; adhere
Origin: ; from Classical Latin accretus, past participle of accrescere: see accretion
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verb ac·cret·ed, ac·cret·ing, ac·cretes verb, transitive
- To grow together; fuse.
- To grow or increase gradually, as by addition.
Origin: Back-formation from accretion.