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in-grăvesco , 3 (in tmesi:
I.inque gravescunt,Lucr. 4, 1250), v. inch. n., to grow heavy, become heavier.
II. Transf., to increase; grow worse, to become burdensome: “ingravescens morbus,Cic. Div. 2, 6, 16: “ingravescens aetas,id. de Sen. 2, 6: “corpora exercitationum defetigatione ingravescunt,id. de Sen. 11, 36: “hoc studium quotidie ingravescit,grows more serious, id. Fam. 4, 4, 4: “alter in dies ingravescit,id. Att. 10, 4, 2: annona, provisions grow dearer, Auct. Or. pro Domo, 5, 11: “Verania mox ingravescit, clamat moriens, etc.,Plin. Ep. 2, 20, 5: “falsis (rumoribus) ingravescebat,by false reports he sank deeper and deeper, Tac. H. 3, 54.
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