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Definition of "overgrowth" []

  • A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else: an overgrowth of ivy on the old house. (noun)

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.

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."