from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Growing inward or into, especially into the flesh.
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- 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.
"I recently bumped into a Basildon mother of three with an ingrowing toenail and that is why I love the NHS."
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.
June 27, 2007 10:47 AM , ingrowing toenail said...
+ Broon could still fall under the proverbial bus/donkey from Kabul/unfortunate complications from an ingrowing toe nail operation.
And son Patrick is back at work after having an ingrowing toenail removed.
Not just the clap, a cold as well, a sore throat, a bad stomach, an ingrowing toenail.
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.
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.