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1. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] an increase by natural growth or addition.

Synonyms

  • backup
  • growth
  • deposit
  • deposition
  • increase
  • accumulation
  • buildup

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • disapproval
  • cenogenesis
  • nondevelopment

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Words that Rhyme with Accretion

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  • depletion
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Example sentences of the word accretion


1. Noun, singular or mass
As matter approaches a black hole, it moves in a shape known as an accretion disk.

Quotes containing the word accretion


1. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion.
- Alexander Graham Bell

2. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] something contributing to growth or increase.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • gain

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • nonpayment
  • withdraw

3. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • growth

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • palingenesis
  • wellness

4. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • growth

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • ending
  • fall

5. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases.

Synonyms

  • increase
  • growth

Antonyms

  • decrement
  • fauna
  • devolution

6. accretion

noun. ['əˈkriːʃən'] (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance).

Synonyms

  • inheritance

Antonyms

  • nonproliferation
  • non-proliferation
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