Definitions For Accretion


  • (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance)
  • An increase by natural growth or addition
  • (geology) an increase in land resulting from alluvial deposits or waterborne sediment
  • (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles
  • (astronomy) the formation of a celestial object by the effect of gravity pulling together surrounding objects and gases
  • Something contributing to growth or increase
  • A gradual process in which layers of a material are formed as small amounts are added over time
  • Something that has grown or accumulated slowly : a product or result of gradual growth

Is Accretion a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
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The word Accretion is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Accretion in a Sentence

  • Rocks formed by the slow accretion of limestone
  • There was an accretion of ice on the car's windshield.

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Antonyms for Accretion

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