Definition of ingravescent in English:

ingravescent

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪngrəˈvɛs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • (Of a condition or symptom) gradually increasing in severity.
    More example sentences
    • Radiation-induced arteriopathy is an ingravescent chronic lesion involving a myointimal hyperplasia and a remarkable fibrosis of the arterial outer layers.
    • The diagnosis of Crohn's disease makes surgery mandatory in any form of the disease, because it is ingravescent.

Derivatives

ingravescence

noun
More example sentences
  • It is known that thus produced PGD2 causes bronchoconstriction and vasodilation and involves in ingravescence of allergies.
  • We formed a medical examination squad to achieve the early detection and prevention of the ingravescence of chronic disease.

Origin

early 19th century: from Latin ingravescent- 'growing heavy or worse', from the verb ingravescere (based on gravis 'heavy').

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