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ingrown

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adjective in·grown \-ˌgrōn\

Simple Definition of ingrown

  • : having a tip or edge that has grown back into the flesh

Full Definition of ingrown

  1. 1 :  grown in; specifically :  having the free tip or edge embedded in the flesh <an ingrown toenail>

  2. 2 :  having the direction of growth or activity or interest inward rather than outward <swarms of ingrown, infighting bureaucracies — H. R. Cilley>

in·grown·ness play \(ˌ)in-ˈgrōn-nəs\ noun

1670

First Known Use of ingrown

1670

Rhymes with ingrown

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ingrown

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adjective in·grown \ˈin-ˌgrōn\

Medical Definition of ingrown

  1. :  grown in; specifically :  having the normally free tip or edge embedded in the flesh <an ingrown toenail>




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