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overgrowth

[oh-ver-grohth] /ˈoʊ vərˌgroʊθ/
noun
1.
a growth overspreading or covering something.
2.
excessive growth:
to prune a young tree so as to prevent overgrowth.
Origin of overgrowth
1595-1605
1595-1605; over- + growth
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Word Origin and History for overgrowth
n.

c.1600, from over- + growth. Cf. also overgrown.

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