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increase

EN[ɪnˈkɹiːs] [ˈɪnkɹiːs] [-iːs]
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  • Increase may refer to:
  • Increase (knitting)
  • Increase, Mississippi
  • A raise in goods, including:
  • Inflation, economic term for price increase

    Definition of increase in English Dictionary

  • NounPLincreasesSUF-ase
    1. An amount by which a quantity is increased.
      1. Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
    2. For a quantity, the act or process of becoming larger.
      1. (knitting) The creation of one or more new stitches; see Increase (knitting).
      2. VerbSGincreasesPRincreasingPT, PPincreased
        1. VI (of a quantity) To become larger.
          1. VT To make (a quantity) larger.
            1. The single-imaging optic of the mammalian eye offers some distinct visual advantages. Such lenses can take in photons from a wide range of angles, increasing light sensitivity. They also have high spatial resolution, resolving incoming images in minute detail.
          2. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.
            1. (astronomy) VI To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax.
              1. The Moon increases.
          3. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • To increase the understanding of what the mouth of a yidaki player is actually doing, Hollenberg organised to have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans done of him playing the instrument.
              • When the loss of water is very great (cholera, infant diarrhœas), there is an increase of potassium salts and phosphates in the urine.
              • In addition, for T4a lesions with perigastric microinvasion, even increasing the window width and window level in conventional MDCT could not clearly determine serosal invasion.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Increasing prices and frozen wages add up to hardship for the poorer families.
              • Increased 1,25(OH) 2 D levels should stimulate the intestinal hyperabsorption of Ca and contribute to the hypercalciuria observed in such patients.
              • Increases in the proportion of early breast cancer patients and the wide adoption of oncoplastic surgery and neoadjuvant chemotherapy may have contributed to these observed changes in surgical trends.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Most macrominerals and trace elements also increased.
              • Farronato et al. [ 16 ] concluded that the effect of occlusion in dyslalias seems to increase proportionally as the severity of the malocclusion increases.
              • Large swathes will be affected by the tax increase.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Ergative verbs
                  • Intransitive verbs
                    • Transitive verbs
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                  Meaning of increase for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "increase" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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