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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of grow.
  • n. The action of the verb to grow.
  • adj. That grows.
  • adj. Connected with growing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. increasing in intensity of some quality.
  • adj. increasing in size or amount.
  • adj. increasing in size and maturity; -- of living things normally healthy and not fully matured.
  • adj. p. pr. of grow (definition 3).
  • n. the sequence of events involved in the development of an organism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Promoting or encouraging growth, as of plants: as, growing weather.
  • n. The gradual increment of animal or vegetable bodies; increase in bulk, extent, amount, value, etc.; augmentation; enlargement.
  • n. That which has grown; growth.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (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
  • n. (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state
  • adj. relating to or suitable for growth

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