Definition of excresco
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LNS
excrescō, excrescere, excrēvī, excrētus
ex, cresco
verb (3rd conjugation)
  1. to grow out or forth, to grow up, rise up
  2. grown up, fullgrown
Abbreviations
ex-cresco, crēvi, crētum, 3, v. inch. n., to grow out or forth, to grow up, rise up (not ante-Aug.). Lit. In gen.: quae si satis excreverint (palmae), Col. 4, 21, 3: abies, larix, palma in longitudinem, Plin. 16, 30, 54, § 125: lactucae ad semipedem, id. 19, 8, 39, § 131: in omni domo nudi ac sordidi in hos artus, in haec corpora quae miramur excrescunt, Tac. G. 20; Aug. Serm. 216, 7: colles sensim excreverant rudere, Front. Aquaed. 18: solum tumulo in altum, Luc. 4, 11: si quando flumen imbribus ad tempus excrevit, is swollen, Dig. 43, 11, 1.

— In partic., of morbid excrescences on the body: excreverat in dexteriore latere ejus caro, Suet. Galb. 21: carnis excrescentes, Plin. 23, 6, 59, § 111: arsenicum tollit quicquid excrescit, id. 34, 18, 56, § 178.

—Hence, Subst.: excre-scentia, ium, n., in medic. lang., morbid excrescences on the body, Plin. 20, 9, 36, § 93; 22, 21, 29, § 61; 24, 4, 5, § 9; 24, 5, 11, § 19; 34, 18, 50, § 169 al.

— Trop., to grow immoderately, to increase, enlarge: nec minus evitanda est immodica ejus prooemii longitudo, ne in caput excrevisse videatur, Quint. 4, 1, 62: fructus in tantum excrevit, ut, etc., Dig. 36, 1, 27, § 16 fin.: litium series, Suet. Vesp. 10.

—Hence, ex-crētus, a, um, P. a., grown up, fullgrown: animalia, Lact. 2, 11 med. al. (so, haedi, Verg. G. 3, 398, acc. to Serv., but v. excerno, II. A.).
 
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