Definition of escalating in US English:

escalating

adjective

  • 1Increasing rapidly.

    ‘the escalating cost of healthcare’
    1. 1.1 Becoming more intense or serious.
      ‘the authorities grew anxious about the escalating situation’

Pronunciation

escalating

/ˈeskəˌlādiNG//ˈɛskəˌleɪdɪŋ/