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in-cresco , ēvi, v. n.,
I.to grow in or upon any thing (perh. not ante-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “non taedia animalium capillis increscunt,do not grow in the hair, Plin. 28, 11, 46, § 163. —
II. Trop.
A. To grow or increase in: “animis discordibus irae,Verg. A. 9, 688.—
B. In gen., to increase, augment: “morbus increscit,Cels. 3, 2: “dolor,Sen. Med. 951: “audacia,Liv. 1, 33, 8: “certamen,id. 10, 5, 2: “fremitus,id. 45, 1, 3: “increscere et invalescere sententiam,Dig. 33, 7, 12.— Rhet., to advance from weaker to stronger expressions: “hoc genus increscit,Quint. 8, 4, 2.
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