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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hypertrophy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Excessively developed; characterized by hypertrophy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of an organ or body part) excessively enlarged as a result of increased size in the constituent cells


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  • Some I recognized as a kind of hypertrophied raspberry and orange, but for the most part they were strange.

    The Time Machine

  • Today, they contend, those qualities have been eclipsed “by the hypertrophied commercial individualism of the age of extremes” — as high-altitude adventure has become high-tech, it has become compromised, disputatious, even nihilistic.

    Cover to Cover

  • Mannikarottu AS, Disanto ME, Zderic SA, Wein AJ, Chacko S.: Altered expression of thin filament-associated proteins in hypertrophied urinary bladder smooth muscle.

    Publications of the Urology Division

  • Jerusalem centers on Johnny "Rooster" Byron, a hypertrophied, unemployed Lord of Misrule, currently squatting in a trailer on some forestland in southwest England.

    Eamon Murphy: Theater Review: Jerusalem

  • Because the city is so freighted with meaning, both as the seat of the apostolic succession and the ruin of a capital that once "ruled the world," vain and powerful men have craved to amass fragments of it, or, better still, to reshape it in their own hypertrophied image.

    The Heirloom City

  • In over three years in the DOJ office that works with agencies on promulgating regulations, I never once heard anyone say there were needed regulations that agencies were foregoing because of concerns of hypertrophied D.C. Circuit review.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » An Insufficiently Deferential D.C. Circuit?

  • Similar thinking is thought to apply to the metabolically-obese, normal weight individuals – have a predominance of hypertrophied and dysfunctional fat cells, despite not having a high BMI – and have all the health problems commonly thought to be exclusive to those with BMIs 30 kg/m2.

    Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes » Blog Archive » Obesity Goes Viral?

  • [W] hat's really worrisome is these claims of high principle and due process are nothing more than a smokescreen aimed at masking the more substantive issues that are at work here: an overwhelming hostility to Israel, a correspondingly hypertrophied sympathy for the Palestinian cause, and a broader sense that it is all somehow the fault of George W. Bush and his misguided war on terror.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • If you wanna see where rail is needed the worst, just look for hypertrophied airports.

    Matthew Yglesias » Boehner Slams Mythical Vegas HSR Project, Ignores Ohio Rail Opportunity

  • As in, Comic-Con was sort of a massive brainless leviathan crushing all that is good and true under its hypertrophied bulk.

    MIND MELD: What Can Worldcon and Comic-Con Learn From Each Other?


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