Meaning of “growth” - Learner’s Dictionary

growth

noun us uk /ɡrəʊθ/
a product which inhibits the growth of harmful bacteriarapid growthsteady economic growthCutting back plants will encourage growth.The growth of the Internet has changed the way we work.
DISEASE [ C ]

something that grows on your skin or inside your body, that should not be there

(Definition of “growth” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)