non·​grow·​ing ˌnän-ˈgrō-iŋ How to pronounce nongrowing (audio)
: not growing or exhibiting growth : not increasing in size or number
a nongrowing population
mature, nongrowing mice
wood harvested from a limited nongrowing stock

Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nongrowing was in 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Nongrowing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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