cresc-, -cret, -crease
(Latin: to become greater or larger in amount or size, to grow, to multiply, to increase; to reproduce)
The words in this cresc- unit are closely related to the creat- unit.
2. Something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from a form.
3. Etymology: "the action of growing out", from Latin excrescentia, "abnormal growths"; from excrescentem, excrescens, which came from excrescere, "to grow out, to grow up"; from ex-, "out" + crescere, "to grow".
2. Growing out abnormally, excessively, or superfluously.
3. In biology, relating to outgrowth; such as, relating to or like an outgrowth on an organism.
4. Denoting, relating to, or resembling an abnormal outgrowth.
2. To multiply, or multiplying; to reproduce.
2. Anything that becomes progressively greater; as in size, amount, number, or intensity.
3. Something which goes through the process of becoming larger, longer, more numerous, or more important.
2. Descriptive of something that increases, or gets bigger, over time.
3. The amount or rate by which something is increased or has become greater or larger.
2. A process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important.
3. An addition to or an increase in the amount or size of something; especially, one of a series of small, often regular or planned increases.
2. New members of the military: The new recruits will be going to the training center tomorrow.
2. To enroll someone as a worker, or a member, or to include people as workers or members.
3. To strengthen, to increase, or to raise an armed force by enlistment.
Whenever a recruit joins a military branch it results in an increase of military services.
2. An official who enlists personnel for a military service.
2. In medicine, during the testing of hearing, the gradual increase to a maximum in a reflex when a stimulus of unaltered intensity is prolonged: In audiology, an abnormal recruitment of loudness caused by a very slight increase in sound strength of the acoustic stimulus in an ear with a sensory hearing loss compared with that of a normal ear.
From French, recrutement, "increase"; from Latin re-cresco , from -cretus, "to grow again" or recru, "new growth".