Accrete Definition

ə-krēt
accreted, accretes, accreting
verb
To cause to adhere or unite (to)
Webster's New World
To make larger or greater, as by increased growth.
American Heritage Medicine
To grow together; adhere.
Webster's New World
To grow by being added to.
Webster's New World
adjective
Grown together.
Webster's New World

Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.

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Origin of Accrete

  • Back-formation from accretion

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Back-formation from accretion.

    From Wiktionary

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