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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:verb tr., intr.: To grow gradually by accumulation.
ETYMOLOGY:Back-formation from accretion, from accrescere (to grow). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ker- (to grow) that is also the source of words such as increase, recruit, crew, crescent, cereal, concrete, and crescendo.
USAGE:"Protoplanets accrete more material and grow into full-sized planets."
Lisa Grossman; Saving the Earth With Dynamical Simulations; Science News (Washington, DC); Jan 8, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. -Yiddish proverb