Accrete(a.) Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.
Accrete(a.) Grown together.
Accrete(v. i.) To grow together.
Accrete(v. i.) To adhere; to grow (to); to be added; -- with to.
Accrete(v. t.) To make adhere; to add.
Accretion(n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.
Accretion(n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.
Accretion(n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.
Accretion(n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.
Accretion(n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.
Accretion(n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.
Accretive(a.) Relating to accretion; increasing, or adding to, by growth.
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