Synonyms and Antonyms of outgrowth

  1. 1 a branch of a main stem especially of a plant trimmed back some of the tree's outgrowths so they wouldn't interfere with the power lines Synonyms offshoot, shoot, sproutRelated Words excrescence, growth; bough, branchlet, limb, twig; bud, floret; spray, sprig, spur

  2. 2 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause a predictable outgrowth of the suburb's ever growing population will be the need for more schools Synonyms aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, effect, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotRelated Words ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

  3. 3 something that naturally develops or is developed from something else an industry that is an outgrowth of the technology first developed for the U.S. space program Synonyms by-product, derivate, derivation, offshoot, derivative, spin-offRelated Words descendant (also descendent); aftermath, consequence, corollary, development, fruit, growth, issue, outcome, product, result, sequel, sequence, upshot; denouement (also dénouement), repercussion; aftereffect, side effect (also side reaction); copy, duplicate, facsimile, replica, reproductionNear Antonyms archetype, original, prototype; antecedent, cause, determinant, occasion, reasonAntonyms origin, root, source

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to cast off or become cast off

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