Definition of increase in English:

increase

Line breaks: in|crease

verb

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈkriːs
 
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noun

Pronunciation: /ˈɪŋkriːs
 
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Phrases

on the increase

Becoming greater, more common, or more frequent: fraud is on the increase
More example sentences
  • It's a disease that is more common than you might think - and it's on the increase.
  • One of the reasons, of course, is that fraud is on the increase and that affects the rest of us who end up having to pay higher premiums as a result.
  • It is not known whether it is on the increase or not, but it is being reported more frequently.

Derivatives

increasable

adjective
More example sentences
  • The beam from the inside was increasable, and he saw what the enemy's last sight would be if completely engulfed by the beam.
  • The use of such increasable volume disposable bags provided with a collar is considerably less expensive than the cost of disposable or single-use bottles.
  • Initial draft is 16.5 meters increasable to 17.5 meters.

Origin

Middle English (formerly also as encrease): from Old French encreistre, from Latin increscere, from in- 'into' + crescere 'grow'.

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