to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to).
to add, as by growth.
Botany. grown together.
It will leave the ACA intact, as is, to accrete interest group support until reform becomes all-but-impossible.
After The GOP Fails to Repeal Obamacare David Frum February 3, 2012
And as I continued to do this these fantasias began to accrete more and more about the figure of Derwent Rose.
The Tower of Oblivion Oliver Onions
to grow or cause to grow together; be or become fused
to make or become bigger, as by addition
to grow together; adhere (usually followed by to). to add, as by growth. Botany. grown together. Historical Examples It must run on at any rate for some years longer before it shall have accreted a convincing weight. Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death Frederick W. H. Myers We have the richest language that […]
- Accretio cordis
accretio cordis accretio cordis ac·cre·ti·o cor·dis (ə-krē’shē-ō kôr’dĭs) n. Adhesion of the pericardium to adjacent structures outside the heart.
an increase by natural growth or by gradual external addition; growth in size or extent. the result of this process. an added part; addition: The last part of the legend is a later accretion. the growing together of separate parts into a single whole. Law. increase of property by gradual natural additions, as of land […]
- Accretion disk
the rapidly spinning disk of gas that forms around the more compact component of a close binary star system as mass is transferred to the compact companion from the primary star. Contemporary Examples The direction of polarization for a quasar is determined by the accretion disk surrounding it. The Black Hole Tango Matthew R. Francis […]
- Accretionary growth
accretionary growth accretionary growth ac·cre·tion·ar·y growth (ə-krē’shə-něr’ē) n. Growth resulting from an increase of intercellular material.