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growing

 
Adjective growing has 3 senses
  1. growing - increasing in size or degree or amount; "her growing popularity"; "growing evidence of a world depression"; "a growing city"; "growing businesses"
    Antonym:
    decreasing (indirect, via increasing)
  2. flourishing, growing, thriving - having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life; "flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population"
    Antonym: unhealthy (indirect, via healthy)
  3. growing - relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"
Noun growing has 2 senses
  1. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis - (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"
    --1 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --1 has parts: gastrulation
    --1 has particulars:
     culture; amelogenesis; angiogenesis; apposition; auxesis; blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence; cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis; cohesion; cytogenesis, cytogeny; foliation, leafing; fructification; gametogenesis; germination, sprouting; infructescence; intussusception; juvenescence; life cycle; masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation; morphogenesis; myelinization, myelinisation; neurogenesis; palingenesis, recapitulation; proliferation; psychomotor development; psychosexual development; rooting; suppression; teething, dentition, odontiasis; teratogenesis; vegetation
    Derived forms: verb grow5, verb grow3, verb grow4
  2. growing - (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
    --2 is a kind of
    production
    --2 has particulars: epitaxy
Verb grow has 10 senses
  1. turn, grow - pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry"
    --1 is one way to change
    Derived form: noun growth5
    Sample sentence:
    John will grow angry
  2. grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
    --2 is one way to
    increase
    Derived form: noun growth3
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to grow
  3. grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
    --3 is one way to
    develop
    Derived forms: noun growth1, noun growing1
    Sample sentence:
    Did his feet grow?
  4. grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
    --4 is one way to
    develop, make grow
    Derived forms: noun growth1, noun grower1, noun growing1
    Sample sentence:
    They grow rye in the field
  5. mature, maturate, grow - develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
    --5 is one way to develop
    Derived forms: noun growth2, noun growth1, noun growing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue grow
  6. originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up, grow - come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
    --6 is one way to become
    Derived form: noun growth5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  7. grow, raise, farm, produce - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
    --7 is one way to cultivate
    Derived forms: noun growth4, noun grower1
    Sample sentence:
    They grow rye in the field
  8. grow, develop, produce, get, acquire - come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
    --8 is one way to change
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. develop, grow - grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior"
    --9 is one way to change
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue grow
  10. grow - become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together"
    --10 is one way to
    change
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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