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Overgrow  v. i.  (past overgrew; past part. overgrown; pres. part. overgrowing)  To grow beyond the fit or natural size; to grow too large; as, a huge, overgrown ox.

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... of media are specially suitable for certain species of bacteria and enable them to overgrow and finally choke out other varieties; e. g., wort is the most suitable medium-base for the growth of torulae and yeasts and should be employed when pouring plates for the isolation of these organisms. To obtain a pure cultivation of yeast from a mixture containing bacteria as well, it ...
— The Elements of Bacteriological Technique • John William Henry Eyre

... heart of man can rest,' and Shelley speaks of it as making one 'in love with death, to think that one should be buried in so sweet a place'; and indeed when I saw the violets and the daisies and the poppies that overgrow the tomb, I remembered how the dead poet had once told his friend that he thought the 'intensest pleasure he had received in life was in watching the growth of flowers,' and how another time, after lying a while quite still, he murmured in some strange prescience of early death, 'I feel ...
— Miscellanies • Oscar Wilde

Words linked to "Overgrow" :   turn, surpass, grow over

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