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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auxesis  \Aux*e"sis\,  n.  [NL.,  Gr  ?  increase,  fr  ?,  ?,  to 
  increase.]  (Rhet.) 
  A  figure  by  which  a  grave  and  magnificent  word  is  put  for  the 
  proper  word  amplification;  hyperbole. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auxesis 
  n  :  growth  from  increase  in  cell  size  without  cell  division 




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