Definition of "overgrowth" []

  • A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else: an overgrowth of ivy on the old house. (noun)
  • To grow over or across (an area, path, lawn, etc) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To choke or supplant by a stronger growth (verb)
  • To grow too large for (verb)
  • To grow beyond normal size (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overgrowth" in a sentence
  • "Another place where government overgrowth is a concern is New York City, where a group of distinguished citizens writes,"
  • "Then there are alternative health proponents who believe that candida overgrowth is common, even among apparently healthy people."
  • "Staff overgrowth is increasingly cited as a fiscal issue."