Definition of overgrowth in English:



  • Excessive growth.

    ‘intestinal bacterial overgrowth’
    • ‘Steroids, however, can lead to bacterial or fungal overgrowth in patients with already compromised skin.’
    • ‘In one of them there was fungal contamination and overgrowth making it impossible to detect bacterial growth.’
    • ‘The administration of ice chips is one way to reduce mouth dryness, make patients more comfortable, and keep down bacterial overgrowth.’
    • ‘Salicylic acid is antibacterial and exfoliating, so it helps to suppress bacterial overgrowth and keeps pores clog-free.’
    • ‘Bacterial overgrowth may be enhanced in the presence of sputum retention.’
    • ‘A course of metronidazole and ciprofloxacin was also given empirically for bacterial overgrowth.’
    • ‘Intestinal imbalance leads to fungal overgrowth in almost all instances.’
    • ‘It also may occur in patients with small bowel disorders and bacterial overgrowth.’
    • ‘This test also indicates the likelihood of yeast and bacterial overgrowth in the gut.’
    • ‘Naturopaths believe that many illnesses ranging from chronic fatigue to migraine are caused by overgrowth of thrush-causing yeast cells.’
    • ‘Other studies have looked for fungal overgrowth and found none.’
    • ‘Learn the cause of intestinal yeast overgrowth and how to fix it to overcome cravings for sugars and other high-carb foods.’
    • ‘It is characterized by a wide variety of deformities, namely malformations and overgrowth of soft tissue and bone.’
    • ‘Heart failure results from the heart overgrowth and diabetes is the usual result of pancreatic changes.’
    • ‘Endometrial cancer is related to overgrowth of the endometrium, or uterine lining.’
    • ‘He said five years ago he promised to campaign for the clean-up of Killarney's lake shores and the removal of overgrowth which obstructs scenic views.’
    • ‘Walkers are calling for action to clear overgrowth on a footpath from Calne to Beckhampton.’
    • ‘The remains - amidst feverish overgrowth - allow only a foggy dream of the lost and hidden.’
    • ‘Pathways that were closed for around 100 years due to overgrowth have been re-opened.’
    • ‘Much more will be done next spring to give the cemetery what it deserves and the removal of overgrowth will be seen to as well.’



/ˈōvərˌɡrōTH/ /ˈoʊvərˌɡroʊθ/