ingrowing

adjective

in·​grow·​ing ˈin-ˌgrō-iŋ How to pronounce ingrowing (audio)
: growing or tending inward

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ingrowing was in 1869

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“Ingrowing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ingrowing. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

ingrowing

adjective

in·​grow·​ing ˈin-ˌgrō-iŋ How to pronounce ingrowing (audio)
: growing or tending inward : ingrown
ingrowing hairs
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