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in·crease

 (ĭn-krēs′)
v. in·creased, in·creas·ing, in·creas·es
v.intr.
1. To become greater or larger.
2. To multiply; reproduce.
v.tr.
To make greater or larger.
n. (ĭn′krēs′)
1. The act of increasing: a steady increase in temperature.
2. The amount or rate by which something is increased: a tax increase of 15 percent.
3. Obsolete Reproduction and spread; propagation.
Idiom:
on the increase
Increasing, especially in frequency of occurrence: Crime is on the increase.

[Middle English encresen, from Old French encreistre, encreiss-, from Latin incrēscere : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + crēscere, to grow; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

in·creas′a·ble adj.
in·creas′er n.
in·creas′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: increase, expand, enlarge, augment, multiply1
These verbs mean to make or become greater or larger. Increase sometimes suggests steady growth: The president's economic program is designed to increase consumer confidence. The city's population increased during the last decade. Expand applies especially to an increase in size, volume, or scope: Visiting the botanical garden has expanded my interest in tropical plants. These plant fibers expand when water is plentiful. Enlarge often implies an increase in size, area, or extent, as by widening or broadening: The landowner enlarged her property by repeated purchases. The disease causes the kidneys to enlarge. Augment usually applies to an increase that is already developed or well under way: She augmented her collection of books each month. As the pressure augments, the volume of the steam decreases. To multiply is to increase in number: The Internet has multiplied the ways in which consumers can buy goods. The number of tourists visiting the town has multiplied since the highway opened.

increasing

(ɪnˈkriːsɪŋ)
adj
growing; rising
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.increasing - becoming greater or larger; "increasing prices"
decreasing - becoming less or smaller
2.increasing - music
decreasing - music
Translations

increasing

[ɪnˈkriːsɪŋ] ADJ [number, amount] → creciente, cada vez mayor
an increasing number of women are going out to workun creciente número de mujeres va a trabajar, el número de mujeres que trabajan va en aumento or es cada vez mayor
the president is under increasing pressure to resignel presidente recibe cada vez más presiones para presentar la dimisión

increasing

[ɪnˈkriːsɪŋ] adjcroissant(e)

increasing

adjzunehmend, steigend, (an)wachsend; an increasing number of people are changing to …mehr und mehr Leute steigen auf (+acc)… um; there is increasing pressure on her to resignsie gerät zunehmend unter Druck zurückzutreten; there are increasing signs that …es gibt immer mehr Anzeichen dafür, dass …

increasing

[ɪnˈkriːsɪŋ] adj (number) → crescente, in aumento
References in classic literature ?
But great plans fermented in her busy brain and ambitious mind, and the old tin kitchen in the garret held a slowly increasing pile of blotted manuscript, which was one day to place the name of March upon the roll of fame.
The old man scratched his thin white beard and talked to himself of his plans for increasing the productiveness of the fields they vis- ited and of God's part in the plans all men made.
But the increasing lights, and the attacks made by the Indians and the white travelers turned the tide of battle, and, with silent flappings of their soft, velvety wings, the bats flew back to the jungle whence they had emerged.
Even the most confident and the stoutest hearts began to think the issue of the contest was becoming doubtful; and that abject class was hourly increasing in numbers, who thought they foresaw all the possessions of the English crown in America subdued by their Christian foes, or laid waste by the inroads of their relentless allies.
Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom for themselves.
Captain Ahab, said Starbuck, who, with Stubb and Flask, had thus far been eyeing his superior with increasing surprise, but at last seemed struck with a thought which somewhat explained all the wonder.
But a sudden stop was put to further discoveries, by the ship's being unprecedentedly dragged over sideways to the sea, owing to the body's immensely increasing tendency to sink.
As a consequence the workers in the field were increasing by degrees, and the reform was steadily spreading.
She tried to seem very busy with her prayer-book and her responses, and unconscious that she was out of place, but I said to myself, "She is not succeeding--there is a distressed tremulousness in her voice which betrays increasing embarrassment.
I have observed this in my experience of slavery,--that whenever my condition was im- proved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom.
Woodhouse had so completely made up his mind to the visit, that in spite of the increasing coldness, he seemed to have no idea of shrinking from it, and set forward at last most punctually with his eldest daughter in his own carriage, with less apparent consciousness of the weather than either of the others; too full of the wonder of his own going, and the pleasure it was to afford at Randalls to see that it was cold, and too well wrapt up to feel it.
Neither of these returnings was very pleasant or desirable: no magnet drew me to a given point, increasing in its strength of attraction the nearer I came.