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Growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter
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“Sponges grow by accretion and therefore lack a fixed primary axis.”
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A thing formed or added by gradual growth or increase
“Unfortunately it's weighted down with accretion upon accretion of utterly self-indulgent pomposity.”
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A quantity or group of accumulated items
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The act of uniting by glue or other tenacious substance
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An asset or object bought or obtained
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That which consists of many previously separate parts
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A thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important
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A physical area or expanse, usually large
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The act of totalizing, or state of being totalized
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A distinct outgrowth on a body or plant, resulting from disease or abnormality
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