Meaning of ingravescent in English:

ingravescent

Pronunciation /ˌɪnɡrəˈvɛs(ə)nt/

adjective

Medicine
  • (of a condition or symptom) gradually increasing in severity.

    ‘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.’

Origin

Early 19th century from Latin ingravescent- ‘growing heavy or worse’, from the verb ingravescere (based on gravis ‘heavy’).