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outgrowth

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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

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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

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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

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The first known use of outgrowth was in 1837

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“Outgrowth.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/outgrowth. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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