degrowth

noun
de·​growth | \ˈdē+ˌ-\

Definition of degrowth 

biology

: decrease in mass of an organism especially at the end of a prolonged period of growth

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for degrowth

de- + growth

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about degrowth

Dictionary Entries near degrowth

degression

degressive

dégringolade

degrowth

degs

degu

Deguelia

Statistics for degrowth

Look-up Popularity

Comments on degrowth

What made you want to look up degrowth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

full of whispering sounds

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!