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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
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The desire of gain develops a spirit of ambition, which has ever since impelled our workers to extend their field from the township to the canton, and from the canton to the department, so as to increase their profits by increasing their sales.
The French army pushed on to Moscow, its goal, its impetus ever increasing as it neared its aim, just as the velocity of a falling body increases as it approaches the earth.
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All this, and much more, at a cost of interminable time and patience, Nalasu taught him, and much more he taught him, increasing his vocabulary so that, at a distance, they could hold quick and sharply definite conversations.
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Figure 1 shows increasing prevalence of asthma in several locations.