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Noun: growing  grow-ing
  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
    - growth, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
     
  2. (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
Adjective: growing  grow-ing
  1. Relating to or suitable for growth
    "the growing season for corn"; "good growing weather"
Verb: grow (grew,grown)  grow
  1. Become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
     
  2. Pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    "She grew angry";
    - turn
     
  3. Increase in size by natural process
    "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
     
  4. Cause to grow or develop
    "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
     
  5. Develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    "The child grew fast";
    - mature, maturate
     
  6. Come into existence; take on form or shape
    "the idea for the book grew out of a short story";
    - originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up
     
  7. (farming) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    "We grow wheat here";
    - raise, farm, produce
     
  8. Come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
    "He grew a beard";
    - develop, produce, get, acquire
     
  9. Grow emotionally or mature
    "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behaviour";
    - develop
     
  10. Become attached by or as if by the process of growth

Derived forms: growings

See also: grow up

Type of: become, biological process, change, cultivate, develop, increase, make grow, organic process, production

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