Meaning of accretive in English:


Pronunciation /əˈkriːtɪv/


  • 1Characterized by gradual growth or increase.

    ‘despite the accretive sediment measured, there is a clear shoreline erosion’
    • ‘we expect the acquisition to be highly accretive’
    1. 1.1Astronomy Characterized by the coming together and cohesion of matter under the influence of gravitation to form larger bodies.
      • ‘the presence of a magnetic field has a significant effect on the accretive behaviour of a plasma’