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  • v. To grow to excess; become huge; overgrow; swell.

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From Middle English forwaxen, from Old English forweaxan ("to progress, grow too much, become overgrown"), equivalent to for- +‎ wax (“to grow, increase”). Cognate with German verwachsen ("to grow together, heal over, overgrow").

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