Thesaurus

outgrowth


outgrowth

noun

Definition of OUTGROWTH

1
a branch of a main stem especially of a plant <trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines>
2
a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause <a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools>
3
something that naturally develops or is developed from something else <an industry that is an outgrowth of the technology first developed for the U.S. space program>
Antonyms origin, root, source

March 03, 2015
thanatology Hear it
The study of death and grieving
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears