Definition of Ascending

1. Noun. The act of changing location in an upward direction.

Exact synonyms: Ascension, Ascent, Rise
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Levitation, Heave, Heaving, Climb, Mount, Soar, Zoom
Derivative terms: Ascend, Ascensional, Ascend, Rise, Rise, Rise



2. Adjective. Moving or going or growing upward. "The ascending stems of chickweed"

Definition of Ascending

1. a. Rising; moving upward; as, an ascending kite.

Definition of Ascending

1. Verb. (present participle of ascend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ascending

1. ascend [v] - See also: ascend

Medical Definition of Ascending

1. Rising or curving upward. Growing erect after an oblique or semi-horizontal beginning. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ascending

ascendantly
ascendants
ascended
ascendence
ascendences
ascendencies
ascendency
ascendens
ascendent
ascendents
ascender
ascenders
ascendest
ascendeth
ascendible
ascending (current term)
ascending(a)
ascending anterior branch
ascending aorta
ascending artery
ascending branch
ascending branch of the inferior mesenteric artery
ascending cervical artery
ascending cholangitis
ascending colon
ascending colons
ascending current
ascending degeneration
ascending frontal convolution
ascending frontal gyrus

Literary usage of Ascending

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Some authors dispute the validity of the arguments of those who believe that ascending infection of the ureter and kidney can occur. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1885)
"A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF LANDRY'S ascending PARALYSIS* BY LEONARD WEBER, MD Before giving the clinical history of a case of acute ascending paralysis ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1885)
"A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF LANDRY'S ascending PARALYSIS.* BY LEONARD WEBER, MD Before giving the clinical history of a case of acute ascending paralysis ..."

4. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"This vessel commences at the upper part of the left ventricle, and, after ascending for a short distance, arches backward to the left side, over the root of ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"The entire colon, including the caecum, ascending colon, and transverse colon lay ... The mesocolon of the ascending colon was therefore abnormally long. ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"At present I prefer to consider Landry's ascending paralysis as a form of acute poliomyelitis, to which chapter the reader is referred for further details. ..."

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