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Definition of increase:

  1. Addition or enlargement in size, extent, quantity, number, intensity, value, substance, etc.; augmentation; growth.
  2. Generation.
  3. Progeny; issue; offspring.
  4. That which is added to the original stock by augmentation or growth; produce; profit; interest.
  5. The period of increasing light, or luminous phase; the waxing; - said of the moon.
  6. To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.
  7. To become greater or more in size, quantity, number, degree, value, intensity, power, authority, reputation, wealth; to grow; to augment; to advance; - opposed to decrease.
  8. To become more nearly full; to show more of the surface; to wax; as, the moon increases.
  9. To multiply by the production of young; to be fertile, fruitful, or prolific.


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