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Showing a progressively larger lighted surface, as of a planet or the moon; waxing.

[Latin incrēscēns, incrēscent-, present participle of incrēscere, to increase; see increase.]


(Celestial Objects) (esp of the moon) increasing in size; waxing
[C16: from Latin incrēscēns]


(ɪnˈkrɛs ənt)

waxing: the increscent moon.
[1565–75; < Latin incrēscent-, s. of incrēscēns, present participle of incrēscere; see increase]
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And the deformation of the coating which is between two adjacent asperities located on different tangent plane decreases with the increscent spacing of these two asperities.
Given that the latter of these options contravenes the express purposes and provisions of the ESA, which Congress enacted to combat increscent trends in native species extinction, choosing among the two options should be self-evident.
On the other hands excessive withdrawal of groundwater resources has other consequences like Nitrate increscent in drinking water and Tehran aquifer instability.
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