The accretion of water droplets gradually filling the tin bucket echoed in the attic room. Such accretion was the result of a heavy rain slowly leaking through the faulty roof. As the droplets accreted, Tina thought it time to empty the bucket, as it was almost full. She didn’t mind the accretion or building-up of rainwater in the bucket as long as it didn’t spill onto the floor.
Quiz: What is an example of accretion?
- A flash flood during a heavy downpour of rain.
- The gradual build-up of sediment in a river delta.
- A school of fish traveling together in the sea.