follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

ingrowing

[in-groh-ing] /ˈɪnˌgroʊ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
growing into the flesh:
an ingrowing nail.
2.
growing within or inward.
Origin of ingrowing
1865-1870
1865-70; in-1 + growing
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for ingrowing
Historical Examples
  • You'll never know in this oversized, ingrowing, fenced-off, insulated metropolis till some one writes and tells you.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • At last he died before his time—killed off by an ingrowing rhyme.

    Rippling Rhymes Walt Mason
  • Carl by no means catalogued all the details, but he did get the effect of ingrowing propriety.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • They do cure thousands of people of fear and of "ingrowing thoughts."

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • She had said to him over and over that it was an open question, that he was troubled with an ingrowing conscience.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Culture without action is an ingrowing disease which first debilitates and then dissolves the will to live.

    The Women of Tomorrow William Hard
  • Something ought to be done for that ingrowing modesty of yours!

    The Gringos B. M. Bower
  • The town of Wakefield was—is—suffering from growing pains—from ingrowing pains, according to its rival, Gatesville.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Now winter was a dull inaction, a period of discontent, in which thought gnawed at him like an ingrowing toenail.

    Poor Man's Rock Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Foot-ball produces what may be called the endogenous or ingrowing toenail, stringhalt and mania.

    A Guest at the Ludlow and Other Stories Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
British Dictionary definitions for ingrowing

ingrowing

/ˈɪnˌɡrəʊɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(esp of a toenail) growing abnormally into the flesh
2.
growing within or into
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
ingrowing in Medicine

ingrowing in·grow·ing (ĭn'grō'ĭng)
adj.
Growing inward or into a part of the body, especially into the flesh.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for ingrowing

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for ingrowing

0
18
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for ingrowing