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Accretion

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(1):

(n.) The act of increasing by natural growth; esp. the increase of organic bodies by the internal accession of parts; organic growth.

(2):

(n.) The adhering of property to something else, by which the owner of one thing becomes possessed of a right to another; generally, gain of land by the washing up of sand or sail from the sea or a river, or by a gradual recession of the water from the usual watermark.

(3):

(n.) The act of increasing, or the matter added, by an accession of parts externally; an extraneous addition; as, an accretion of earth.

(4):

(n.) A growing together of parts naturally separate, as of the fingers toes.

(5):

(n.) Concretion; coherence of separate particles; as, the accretion of particles so as to form a solid mass.

(6):

(n.) Gain to an heir or legatee, failure of a coheir to the same succession, or a co-legatee of the same thing, to take his share.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Accretion'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/accretion.html. 1828.

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