What is the opposite of accretion?

15 antonyms found



[ ɐkɹˈɛʃən], [ ɐkɹˈɛʃən], [ ɐ_k_ɹ_ˈɛ_ʃ_ə_n]

Antonyms for Accretion:


Usage examples of Accretion:

  1. The fortune left by his grandfather, who had been one of those chieftains, on the smaller scale of his day, had descended to him with accretion through his father, who during a long life had quietly continued to lend money and never had margined a stock. "The Woman in Black", Edmund Clerihew Bentley.
  2. I have had occasion, when restoring old woodwork, to wash off this outside accretion and when removed, the tone of the wood remained still dark, though lighter than before it lost its black and somewhat sticky appearance. "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.
  3. Tennyson's work, disencumbered of all that uninteresting accretion which he had inherited or copied, resolves itself, like that of any other man of genius, into those things which he really inaugurated. "Varied Types", G. K. Chesterton.

Rhymes for Accretion:

  1. secretion;
  2. grecian;
  3. deletion, excretion, depletion, completion;

Quotes for Accretion:

  1. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion Alexander Graham Bell.
  2. Nothing happens quite by chance. It's a question of accretion of information and experience. Jonas Salk.
  3. Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all. Walt Whitman.