Definition of Accrete

1. Verb. Grow together (of plants and organs). "After many years the rose bushes grew together"

Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Generic synonyms: Blend, Coalesce, Combine, Commingle, Conflate, Flux, Fuse, Immix, Meld, Merge, Mix
Derivative terms: Accretive



2. Verb. Grow or become attached by accretion. "The story accreted emotion"
Generic synonyms: Accumulate, Amass, Conglomerate, Cumulate, Gather, Pile Up
Derivative terms: Accretion, Accretion, Accretive

Definition of Accrete

1. v. i. To grow together.

2. v. t. To make adhere; to add.

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

Definition of Accrete

1. Verb. (intransitive) : To grow together, combine; to fuse. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) : To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) : To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing. ¹

4. Adjective. Characterized by accretion; made up; as, '''accrete''' matter. ¹

5. Adjective. (botany) Grown together - Gray ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Accrete

1. to grow together [v -CRETED, -CRETING, -CRETES]

Medical Definition of Accrete

1. 1. Characterised by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter. 2. Grown together. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accrete

accreditment
accreditments
accreditor
accreditors
accredits
accrementitial
accrementition
accrementitions
accresce
accresced
accrescence
accrescences
accrescent
accresces
accrescing
accrete (current term)
accreted
accreter
accreters
accretes
accreting
accretio cordis
accretion
accretion disc
accretion discs
accretion disk
accretion disks
accretion lines
accretion of lithosphere
accretion shock

Literary usage of Accrete

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1. Adolescence: Its Psychology and Its Relations to Physiology, Anthropology by Granville Stanley Hall (1904)
"... body with long persistence and transference, and gradually, when perhaps lapsed almost beyond the reach of recall, accrete into a subconscious, nascent, ..."

2. A Glossary of Botanic Terms, with Their Derivation and Accent by Benjamin Daydon Jackson (1900)
"... accrete ens, increasing in size with age, as the calyx of some plants after flowering. accrete' ..."

3. Companion to the Botanical Magazine by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1835)
"... two-celled, each cell streaked with white. There are no rudiments of abortive stamina. Germen pedicellate, pedicel accrete to the tube of the calyx. ..."

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