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

  • adj. Not fully grown; puny.
  • adj. Covered with undergrowth.

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  • adj. insufficiently grown; not having grown to a normal or suitable size.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of small stature; not grown to a full height or size.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not fully grown; of low stature.


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under- +‎ grown


  • And a sophisticated tunnel 90 feet undergrown, about 900 feet long, apparently to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States.

    CNN Transcript Dec 11, 2009

  • Kirsten Dunst's curly-haired Claudia, the little girl the two men vampirize into their "family," and who comes to hate her eternal entrapment in an undergrown body, manages to assume an eerie agelessness.

    A Feast Of Rats, Blood And Wild Rice

  • Patients with a high titer of IgG anticardiolipin and⁄or the lupus anticoagulant are at risk of developing blood clots that result in small, undergrown placentas.


  • How dreadful it was to know that he must be looking at her undergrown, plain, and childish person, knowing that she was his wife.

    The Obedient Bride

  • She rode without a saddle, and she looked like a part of the huge animal, fitted so well onto him that it might have been an undergrown centaur.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • Ash Hollow, where after miles of shadeless travel, they found the forest of magnificent trees that had given the bottom of the valley its name, undergrown with roses and other wildflowers, running with a spring of icy cold water.

    The Chisholms

  • 'This is Pam, the brains of the form,' said Hilary, pulling a plain, undergrown girl forward, with great big glasses on her short-sighted eyes.

    Fifth Formers at St. Clare's

  • The formation of healthy bone demands good, nutritious blood, but if instead of this, the material furnished for the production of blood is poor in quality or loaded with poisonous narcotics, the body thus defrauded of its proper building material becomes undergrown and enfeebled.

    A Practical Physiology

  • The weak, undergrown army officers were like men of straw before Amos and he disposed of them as easily.

    Stories of the Prophets (Before the Exile)

  • England has to take undergrown and underfed boys into her army now; but, if the sturdy Irishmen who have been driven to the

    Newfoundland and the Jingoes An Appeal to England's Honor


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