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Definition of 'growing'

See also: grow 


  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"
       Synonyms: growth maturation development ontogeny ontogenesis
       Antonyms: nondevelopment
  2. (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state


  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"
       Synonyms: flourishing thriving
  3. relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"

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