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burgeoning

[ bur-juh-ning ]
/ ˈbɜr dʒə nɪŋ /
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adjective
growing or developing quickly:The company was criticized for not doing more to pare down its burgeoning debt.
(of a plant) putting forth buds, flowers, shoots, etc.:The overcast sky was more than made up for by the brilliant purple blossoms of the burgeoning jacaranda trees.
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Rarely bour·geon·ing .

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