burgeoning

adjective
bur·​geon·​ing | \ ˈbər-jə-niŋ How to pronounce burgeoning (audio) \

Definition of burgeoning

: growing, expanding, or developing rapidly a burgeoning market/industry a burgeoning city Colorado's burgeoning marijuana industry had struggled under its own astonishing success since legal recreational sales began Jan. 1.— David Migoya

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Plus, juvenile crabs, a burgeoning group that led the winter survey, won’t be market-ready until later this season, or even next season. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population is doing well heading into the Fourth of July, report says," 3 July 2019 In Atlanta, her role in the burgeoning civil rights movement grew. Jason Miller, The Conversation, "The civil rights activist so close to Martin Luther King Jr. she was thought of as his ‘other wife’," 24 June 2019 Doha—the burgeoning capital of Qatar, the teeny peninsular Arab country in the Persian Gulf—is ready for its close-up. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Doha Is Much More Than a Stopover Destination," 4 June 2019 But Rotella insists it’s about more than just expanding the EDC brand in a burgeoning Asian market. Eric Spitznagel, Billboard, "The Internationalists: Five Companies Leading Dance Music's Global Expansion," 23 Mar. 2018 The chairman must balance out the burgeoning job market, an uptick in wages, and the Trump administration’s economic stimulus package, all of which could lead to an overheating of the economy — and inflation. NBC News, "New Fed head approves first rate hike of 2018," 21 Mar. 2018 Another burgeoning approach has found its way back to the original promise of VR: entertainment. Aric Jenkins, Fortune, "The Fall and Rise of VR: The Struggle to Make Virtual Reality Get Real," 20 June 2019 The burgeoning system could potentially pose a challenge to the Visa and Mastercard card-payment duopoly. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "A Chinese-style payment network to challenge Visa and Mastercard is taking shape in Europe," 10 June 2019 Still, the burgeoning ties among spies produced real benefits. Daniel Benjamin, The New York Review of Books, "Reckless in Riyadh," 30 May 2019

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First Known Use of burgeoning

1869, in the meaning defined above

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