Becoming bigger or thicker; growing; enlarging; increasing; enriching; expanding; thickening. Specific use: in botany, continuing to grow after flowering.


The left sidewing of the competition peloton hit a miry terrain, where mud began to splash around from under the armchairs' rearlegs. The affected competitors paid no heed to the unplanned inconvenience and manly braved the bombarding spray. Mucked up from head to toe, they stalwartly continued in their efforts to overtake the closest rivals. Their bright teeth and the whites of their eyes periodically flashed in the brownish seaful of the accrescent layer of khaki paint. (Context: Grandma Estela watches some weird TV show with racing armchairs and sofas. The contestants now run through a muddy terrain, which makes the rear jockeys covered in increasingly more dirt with every dash. Source: J∙ Okram - The Mystery of the Rammed Key.)

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Julion Okram's Word Explainer is a concise dictionary of uncommon, less standard and expert words appearing in mystery thrillers and science fiction adventures. It contains little-known or fictional geographical names, scientific terms, slang, professional jargons, archaisms, dialects, neologisms, composite expressions, etc⋅. Find word definitions, alternative meanings, occasional notes about etymology and stems, and story-related contextual remarks. The entire vocabulary is searchable online. Readers wishing to go offline or have a printed reference at hand can download this full glossary as a wordbook in PDF format.