Accrete

Adjective

  • (botany) Grown together
  • Characterized by accretion; made up; as, accrete matter.

Verb

  • (transitive) To make adhere; to add; to make larger or more, as by growing.
  • (intransitive) To adhere; to grow or to be added to gradually.
  • (intransitive) To grow together, combine; to fuse.

    "Astronomers believe the Earth began to accrete more than 4.6 billion billion years ago."

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