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growing    : [gr'oɪŋ]
Grow \Grow\ (gr[=o]), v. i. [imp. {Grew} (gr[udd]); p. p. {Grown
(gr[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Growing}.] [AS. gr[=o]wan; akin
to D. groeijen, Icel. gr[=o]a, Dan. groe, Sw. gro. Cf.
{Green}, {Grass}.]
1. To increase in size by a natural and organic process; to
increase in bulk by the gradual assimilation of new matter
into the living organism; -- said of animals and
vegetables and their organs.
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2. To increase in any way; to become larger and stronger; to
be augmented; to advance; to extend; to wax; to accrue.
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Winter began to grow fast on. --Knolles.
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Even just the sum that I do owe to you
Is growing to me by Antipholus. --Shak.
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3. To spring up and come to maturity in a natural way; to be
produced by vegetation; to thrive; to flourish; as, rice
grows in warm countries.
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Where law faileth, error groweth. --Gower.
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4. To pass from one state to another; to result as an effect
from a cause; to become; as, to grow pale.
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For his mind
Had grown Suspicion's sanctuary. --Byron.
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5. To become attached or fixed; to adhere.
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Our knees shall kneel till to the ground they grow.
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{Growing cell}, or {Growing slide}, a device for preserving
alive a minute object in water continually renewed, in a
manner to permit its growth to be watched under the

{Grown over}, covered with a growth.

{To grow out of}, to issue from, as plants from the soil, or
as a branch from the main stem; to result from.
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These wars have grown out of commercial
considerations. --A. Hamilton.

{To grow up}, to arrive at full stature or maturity; as,
grown up children.

{To grow together}, to close and adhere; to become united by
growth, as flesh or the bark of a tree severed. --Howells.

Syn: To become; increase; enlarge; augment; improve; expand;
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growing \growing\ n.
the sequence of events involved in the development of an

Syn: growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis.
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growing \growing\ adj.
1. increasing in intensity of some quality. [prenominal]

Syn: increasing(prenominal), incremental.
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2. increasing in size or amount; as, her growing popularity.
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3. increasing in size and maturity; -- of living things
normally healthy and not fully matured.

Syn: flourishing, thriving.
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4. p. pr. of {grow} (definition 3); as, growing plants.
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adj 1: relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season
for corn"; "good growing weather"
n 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" [synonym: {growth}, {growing},
{maturation}, {development}, {ontogeny}, {ontogenesis}]
[ant: {nondevelopment}]
2: (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by
slow crystallization from the molten state

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "growing":
architecture, assembly, blooming, blossoming, budding, building,
burgeoning, callow, casting, composition, construction, conversion,
crafting, craftsmanship, creation, crescendoing, crescent,
cultivation, developed, devising, dewy, elaboration, erection,
expanding, extraction, fabrication, fashioning, florescent,
flourishing, flowering, formation, forming, formulation, framing,
full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, green, green thumb,
grown, grown-up, handicraft, handiwork, harvesting, hypertrophied,
immature, impubic, increasing, incremental, inexperienced,
ingenuous, innocent, intact, intensifying, juicy, lengthening,
machining, making, manufacture, manufacturing, mature, milling,
mining, minor, molding, multiplying, naive, new-fledged,
on the increase, overdeveloped, overgrown, prefabrication,
preparation, processing, producing, proliferating, raising, raw,
rearing, refining, ripening, sappy, shaping, smelting, snowballing,
spreading, sprouting, swelling, tender, thriving, tightening,
unadult, underage, undeveloped, unfledged, unformed, unlicked,
unmellowed, unripe, unseasoned, vernal, virginal, waxing,

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