ingrow

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From a back-formation of ingrown, equivalent to in- +‎ grow.

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ingrow (third-person singular simple present ingrows, present participle ingrowing, simple past ingrew, past participle ingrown)

  1. To grow in; grow inwardly.
  2. To become ingrown.
    • 1911, The Medical Fortnightly
      The toe nail should always extend to the end of the toe and it will never ingrow.

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