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English definition of “increase”

increase

verb [I, T]
 
 
/ɪnˈkriːs/
B1 to get bigger or to make something bigger in size or amount: Eating fatty food increases the risk of heart disease. Exports of computers have increased by 15% since January. increased demand/competition Her anxieties are shared by an increasing number of women. → Opposite decreaseIncreasing and intensifying
(Definition of increase verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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