Definition of growth
- Protestantism was a relatively recent growth.
- fruits of his own growth
- some investors prefer growth to immediate income
He had a growth spurt when he was 16 years old.
She's concerned that the medication might slow her child's growth.
He discovered a substance that promotes the growth of new blood vessels.
The city has undergone explosive growth in recent years.
He sees his college years as an opportunity for personal growth.
It's important to prune the bush every year to encourage new growth.
Their profits have averaged five percent growth in the last four years.
The tree has an average annual growth of almost a foot.
a thick growth of underbrush
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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