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burgeon

bur·geon

burgeon

 
pronunciation:
buhr jihn
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: burgeoned, burgeoning, burgeons
definition 1: to start to grow; send forth shoots, leaves, buds, or the like (often fol. by out or forth).
She was pleased to see that her new plants were burgeoning.
synonyms:
germinate, pullulate, sprout
similar words:
bloom, blossom, bud, develop, effloresce, flourish, flower, grow, rise, shoot, take root, thrive
definition 2: to grow or develop quickly.
New industries are burgeoning under the country's new leadership.As he gained hands-on experience in the field, his skills burgeoned.
synonyms:
bloom, blossom, flourish, luxuriate, sprout, thrive
similar words:
augment, develop, germinate, grow, improve, mature, mushroom, proliferate, spring, wax