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growing adj
1 increasing in size or degree or amount; "her growing popularity"; "growing evidence of a world depression"; "a growing city"; "growing businesses"
2 having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life; "flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population" [syn: flourishing, thriving]
3 relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"


1 (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children" [syn: growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis] [ant: nondevelopment]
2 (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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  1. present participle of grow



  1. The action of the verb to grow.



  1. That grows or grow.
    Milk is good for growing children.
  2. Connected with growing
    Growing season here begins in March.


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