• (British, America)IPA: /əˈkɹiːt/, /əˈkɹit/

accrete (accretes, present participle accreting; past and past participle accreted)

  1. (intransitive) To grow together, combine; to fuse.
    Astronomers believe the Earth began to accrete more than 4.6 billion years ago.
  2. (intransitive) To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.
  3. (transitive) To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.
Translations Translations Adjective

accrete (not comparable)

  1. Characterized by accretion; made up
    accrete matter
  2. (botany) Grown together
  • Italian: accreto
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