Synonyms of growth in English:



  • 1 many countries have rapid population growth
    [Antonyms] decrease
  • 2 the hormone stimulates the growth of the pancreas
    [Antonyms] shrinking
  • 3 harsh weather stunts the growth of plants
    [Antonyms] withering
  • 4 the marked growth of local enterprises
    expansion, development, progress, advance, advancement, headway, improvement, furtherance, extension, spread, buildout, escalation; rise, success, thriving, flourishing, blooming; boom, upturn, upswing
    [Antonyms] decline, failure
  • 5 he went to hospital to have a growth removed
    tumour, cancerous growth, malignant growth, malignancy, cancer; lump, outgrowth, swelling, protuberance, protrusion, knob, nodule; cyst, polyp
    technical process, bulla
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    -plasia prefix related to growth, as in dysplasia, achondroplasia
    onco- relating to growths, as in oncogenic
    -oma suffix related to growths, as in carcinoma, melanoma
    oncology branch of medicine concerned with growths

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