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

  • n. The process of growing upward.
  • n. Upward development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process or result of growing up; progress; development.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process or result of growing up; progress; development.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of growing up; development; rise and progress; upspringing.
  • n. That which grows up or out: as, cartilaginous upgrowths.


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  • He works for the Campaign for Liberty, an upgrowth of the Ron Paul presidential campaign which promotes the constitutional rights.

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  • Then again another acute and startling outbreak, a swift upgrowth of monstrous weedy thickets, a drifting dissemination about the world of inhumanly growing thistles, of cockroaches men fought with shot guns, or a plague of mighty flies.

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  • It shows us primitive or primeval man, the dawn of civilization, the daybreak of religion, the upgrowth of national life.

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  • The antheridia (an) are scattered over the middle region of the thallus, and each is surrounded by a tubular upgrowth from the surface.

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  • There was a swift upgrowth of the hedgerows, a sudden vision of cows and horses, and of people running across fields.

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  • Could Providence have selected a more fitting spot for the upgrowth of a romantic boy?

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  • Judging by all the figures at hand, the modern Anglo-Saxon American, with his high standard of comfort, his intensely individualistic outlook on life, and his intellectual and emancipated but child-refusing wife, is being gradually thrust aside by the upgrowth of new masses of people of simpler tastes and hardier and more natural habits.

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  • The thorough and shameless commercialism of Sex has alas! been reserved for what is called ` ` Christian civilization, '' and with it (perhaps as a necessary consequence) Prostitution and Syphilis have grown into appalling evils, accompanied by a gigantic degradation of social standards, and upgrowth of petty Philistinism and niaiserie.

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  • QUOTATION: To be discontented with the divine discontent, and to be ashamed with the noble shame, is the very germ of the first upgrowth of all virtue.


  • By the upgrowth of the ventricular septum the bulbus cordis is in great measure separated from the left ventricle, but remains an integral part of the right ventricle, of which it forms the infundibulum (Fig. 469).

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