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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Growth \Growth\ (gr[=o]th), n. [Icel. gr[=o][eth]r, gr[=o][eth]i. See Grow.] 1. The process of growing; the gradual increase of an animal or a vegetable body; the development from a seed, germ, or root, to full size or maturity; increase in size, number, frequency, strength, etc.; augmentation; advancement; production; prevalence or influence; as, the growth of trade; the growth of power; the growth of intemperance. Idle weeds are fast in growth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. That which has grown or is growing; anything produced; product; consequence; effect; result. [1913 Webster] Nature multiplies her fertile growth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]