from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Growing inward or into, especially into the flesh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. growing inwards or abnormally towards (a part of the body)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Growing or appearing to grow into some other substance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Growing inward; in surgery, growing into the flesh: as, an ingrowing nail.

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

  • adj. growing abnormally into the flesh


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  • As the child grows older the toenails thicken, and often in their trimming they are cut so closely at the corners that sometimes a condition results known as ingrowing nails.

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  • "I recently bumped into a Basildon mother of three with an ingrowing toenail and that is why I love the NHS."

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  • If not bruises or streaky tan then ingrowing hairs or varicose veins.


  • There's always the chance that Broown getting hit by the proverbial bus/donkey from Kabul/badly bungled ingrowing toe nail op.

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  • + Broon could still fall under the proverbial bus/donkey from Kabul/unfortunate complications from an ingrowing toe nail operation.

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  • And son Patrick is back at work after having an ingrowing toenail removed.

    Flying High Again

  • Not just the clap, a cold as well, a sore throat, a bad stomach, an ingrowing toenail.

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  • The fundamental problem with musicals is that when any music starts, you KNOW the narrative has to stop so some miserable old bag can sing a song about her ingrowing toenails or whatever.

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  • Yet she was kindly, honest, earnest, a good Catholic, and possessed of that strangely excessive ingrowing virtue which shuts so many people off from the world — a sense of duty.

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