overgrowth

[oh-ver-grohth]
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noun

a growth overspreading or covering something.
excessive growth: to prune a young tree so as to prevent overgrowth.

Origin of overgrowth

First recorded in 1595–1605; over- + growth
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Word Origin and History for overgrowth
n.

c.1600, from over- + growth. Cf. also overgrown.

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