verb (used with object)
- to cause to go through the process of natural evolution from a previous and lower stage.
- to cause to progress from an embryonic to an adult form.
- to render visible (the latent image on an exposed film or the like).
- to treat (an exposed film or the like) with chemicals so as to render the latent image visible.
verb (used without object)
- to progress from an embryonic to an adult form.
- to progress from earlier to later stages of ontogeny or phylogeny.
- to reach sexual maturity.
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Understanding this liver-to-brain signal may help scientists develop a drug that benefits the brain the way exercise does.Boosting a liver protein may mimic the brain benefits of exercise|Laura Sanders|July 9, 2020|Science News
They found that only about 4 to 5 percent of kids developed an active infection.I’m an epidemiologist and a dad. Here’s why I think schools should reopen.|Benjamin P. Linas|July 9, 2020|Vox
Why develop an app when other companies are withholding money from social networks?
Early in life, puppies develop much faster than humans, but as dogs get older, their aging curve begins to flatten.Calculating a dog’s age in human years is harder than you think|Bethany Brookshire|July 8, 2020|Science News
To pull this off efficiently and minimize mistakes, over the years I’ve developed a planning process that works for any trip and can be used by any backpacker.How to Plan a Successful Backpacking Trip in 7 Steps|Andrew Skurka|July 8, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for develop
- to treat (film, plate, or paper previously exposed to light, or the latent image in such material) with chemical solutions in order to produce a visible image
- to process (photographic material) in order to produce negatives and prints