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overgrowth

[ oh-ver-grohth ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌgroʊθ /
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noun
a growth overspreading or covering something.
excessive growth: to prune a young tree so as to prevent overgrowth.
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Origin of overgrowth

First recorded in 1595–1605; over- + growth
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