Outgrowth - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈaʊtɡroʊθ|  American pronunciation of the word outgrowth
Brit.  |ˈaʊtɡrəʊθ|  British pronunciation of the word outgrowth


- a natural consequence of development (syn: branch, offset, offshoot)
- the gradual beginning or coming forth (syn: emergence, growth)
- a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant (syn: appendage, process)


...trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines...

...a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools...

Antlers are the bone outgrowths on the head of dears.

Racism was not just an outgrowth of Nazism but its basis.

Crime is often an outgrowth of poverty.

Word forms

singular: outgrowth
plural: outgrowths
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