overgrowth overgrowth  /ˈoʊ vər ɡroʊθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland
  2. (n) a profusion of growth on or over something else

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the process of clearing the land, workmen came upon a small gravesite hidden by brush and overgrowth.
  2. This might be more serious than an overgrowth of the horny layer, but it too will subside if the surfer stays off his board for four to six months.
  3. Overgrowth of the cortex is associated with precocious sexual development.

News

  1. Clear-cutting for the neighbors: editorial

    The Ohio Department of Transportation showed its neighborly side when it agreed to clear-cut decades of overgrowth lining the Inner Belt's Superior Avenue ramps that a local community group said was attracting homeless drifters and impeding efforts to accelerate an arts and residential renaissance in the neighborhood, The Plain Dealer editorial board writes.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. City seeks to use eminent domain to seize land earmarked for north Omaha industrial park

    A city petition filed in court asks to condemn the roughly 70 acres of concrete rubble, overgrowth and dirt. The city broke off sale talks after it couldn't come to an agreement with Virgil Anderson, who owns most of the property.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Omaha World-Herald

Quotes

  1. Frederick Engels, in his graveside address for Marx, noted that "Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and...
    on Aug 27, 2007 By: Friedrich Engels Source: Political Affairs Magazine

  2. "We need to work together at the federal, state, local and private level to address the potential impacts of bark beetles, vegetative overgrowth, fire threats, tourist impacts, energy production and creating future healthy forest conditions on our...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Mark Udall Source: Vail Daily News

  3. "It wasn't even usable as a tennis court. There was no net or anything," said Fox. "So we brought some brooms and shovels and got rid of some of the overgrowth. We still need to get someone in there to fix the cracked asphalt. If we can fix...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: James Fox Source: Bangor Daily News

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