root-bound

adjective
\ ˈrüt-ˌbau̇nd also ˈru̇t- How to pronounce root-bound (audio) \

Definition of root-bound

First Known Use of root-bound

1885, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about root-bound

Statistics for root-bound

Time Traveler for root-bound

The first known use of root-bound was in 1885

See more words from the same year

Comments on root-bound

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

WORD OF THE DAY

an agreement to stop fighting a war

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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!