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growth

growth

 
 
pronunciation:
groth
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the process of growing.
Babies generally experience rapid growth in the first months of life.The city had undergone tremendous growth during the previous decade.
synonyms:
cultivation, enlargement, expansion, increase, nurture, production, raise, rise
antonyms:
decline, decrease, ebb, failure, shrinkage
similar words:
advance, augmentation, development, evolution, extension, magnification, maturation, multiplication, progress
definition 2: that which has grown.
A new growth of weeds threatened to overtake the vegetable garden.The soldiers hid in a thick growth of underbrush.He hadn't shaved for several days and now had a thick growth of beard.
synonyms:
cultivation, enlargement, expansion, increase, production
similar words:
augmentation, development, extension, magnification, multiplication
definition 3: an abnormal mass of tissue; tumor.
The doctor removed a suspicious growth from the patient's forehead.
synonyms:
neoplasm, tumor
similar words:
cancer, carcinoma, cyst, mass, polyp
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