non·​growth | \ ˌnän-ˈgrōth How to pronounce nongrowth (audio) \

Definition of nongrowth

: lack of growth a period of nongrowth for the company In certain warm climates, as well as cold ones, there is no sharp division between seasons of growth and nongrowth.— John L. Feirer

Examples of nongrowth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When placed against the scalp for eight minutes three times a week, the laser light seems to have the ability to take dormant hair follicles that are in the resting, or nongrowth, phase into the anagen, or growth, phase. Nicole Catanese, Harper's BAZAAR, "Can You Make Your Hair Grow Faster?," 28 Aug. 2015

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1841, in the meaning defined above

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“Nongrowth.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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