increased


increased
in|creased [ ın`krist ] adjective ***
greater in size, amount, or degree:
Passive smoking can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.
The effects of inflation have led to increased poverty.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • increased — adj. 1. made greater in size or amount or degree. Opposite of {decreased}. [Narrower terms: {augmented ; {exaggerated, hyperbolic, inflated}; {exaggerated, magnified, enlarged ; {raised(prenominal), inflated ] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • increased — index accrued Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Increased — Increase In*crease , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Increased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Increasing}.] [OE. incresen, encresen, enrescen, OF. encreistre, fr. L. increscere; pref. in in + crescere to grow. See {Crescent}, and cf. {Decrease}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • increased*/*/ — [ɪnˈkriːst] adj greater in size, amount, or degree an increased demand for qualified doctors[/ex] The factory was unable to cope with the increased demand for new models.[/ex] These conditions can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • increased */*/*/ — UK [ɪnˈkriːst] / US [ɪnˈkrɪst] adjective greater in size, amount, or degree Passive smoking can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer. • Collocations: Nouns frequently used with increased ▪  awareness, competition, concentration, demand,… …   English dictionary

  • increased — adjective Date: 1540 made or become greater ; augmented < at increased risk for heart disease > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • increased — adj. Increased is used with these nouns: ↑accountability, ↑accuracy, ↑activity, ↑autonomy, ↑availability, ↑awareness, ↑burden, ↑commitment, ↑competition, ↑confidence, ↑congestion, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • increased — /In kri:st/ adjective larger than before: an increased awareness of the risks involved increasingly /In kri:sINli/ adverb more and more all the time (+ adj/adv): The classes at the college have become increasingly full over the past five years.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • increased — Synonyms and related words: accelerated, aggrandized, aggravated, ampliate, amplified, annoyed, augmented, beefed up, bloated, boosted, broadened, built up, crescendoed, deepened, deliberately provoked, elevated, embittered, enhanced, enlarged,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • increased — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. raised, marked up, heightened, elevated, expanded, added on, doubled; see also enlarged …   English dictionary for students


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