Definition of growth in English:

growth

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Pronunciation: /grəʊθ
 
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noun

  • 2Something that has grown or is growing: a day’s growth of unshaven stubble on his chin
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    • Twin crystals are common; they show swallow-tail or arrow-head forms and more rarely cruciform growths, and may grow to 3-4 m long.
    • Don't expect a great view from the top of the hill as the regenerating growth has grown tall enough to obscure views of all but the mountain tops.
    • Lee had an operation here on Tuesday to remove bone growths on his left ankle after withdrawing from Australia's tour of Sir Lanka.
  • 2.1 Medicine & Biology A tumour or other abnormal formation: the method enables doctors to distinguish between malignant and benign growths
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    • This is the start of a cancerous growth, or cancer tumour.
    • Often called the silent killer, colon cancer is believed to begin when polyps or small benign growths evolve into cancer.
    • Fibroids are benign growths (not cancer) in the muscular wall of the uterus.
    Synonyms
    tumour, cancerous growth, malignant growth, malignancy, cancer; lump, outgrowth, swelling, protuberance, protrusion, knob, nodule; cyst, polyp
    technical process, bulla
  • 3A vineyard or crop of grapes of a specified classification of quality, or a wine from it: all growths within the legally delimited Champagne zone are classified
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    • A marvelous set of wines from the classified growths set up Saint-Julien as the proud owner of some of the very best wines of the vintage.
    • For two decades many classified growths produced wines that were mediocre at best, even in fine vintages.
    • Cult Cabernets ruled, along with first growth Bordeaux and grand cru Burgundy.

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