bur·​geon·​ing | \ ˈbər-jə-niŋ \

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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The Vanderpump Rules-esque docuseries will take viewers behind the scenes of Lohan's burgeoning business empire, which includes the launch of her very own hotspot in Mykonos, Greece called Lohan Beach House. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The First Look at Lindsay Lohan's New Reality Show Is Here, and I Have Questions," 30 July 2018 What transformed the ailing backwater was Europe’s burgeoning leisure class, whose members arrived on vacation, seeking the healthful climate and affordable places to stay during the winter. James Mcauley, Town & Country, "The Tragic, Fascinating History of Santo Sospir," 13 Aug. 2018 As Heidi might know, not only does Texas have fantastic vegan food and a burgeoning tech industry hub in Austin, but there’s also a lot of hair dye in a state famous for coiffures as big as its attitude. Emily Bloch, Teen Vogue, "Here's What Texas Stylists Have to Say About Ted Cruz's "Hair Dye" Comment," 10 Sep. 2018 Thompson was also a burgeoning inventor who had previously created a seamless stocking machine. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "From Death Traps to Disneyland: The 600-Year History of the Roller Coaster," 13 Aug. 2018 Brown University this week became the latest school to stop requiring prospective students to take SAT and ACT essay tests, joining a burgeoning list of selective colleges and universities that have eliminated the requirement this year. Debbie Truong, chicagotribune.com, "Brown University becomes latest college to drop SAT, ACT essay for applicants," 12 July 2018 The two-year-old brand has become a laboratory for many of the company’s projects in the burgeoning mobility realm, and the latest one is poised to arrive this summer. Pete Bigelow, Car and Driver, "Report: General Motors’ Maven Will Offer a Platform Resembling Airbnb for Cars," 13 Mar. 2018 As with almost any finding in a new and burgeoning scientific field, claims about the impact of greater income are contested. Daniel Horowitz, Smithsonian, "The Proliferation of Happiness," 13 Mar. 2018 However, even fish farms are struggling to keep up with burgeoning demand. Paul Takahashi, Houston Chronicle, "Seafood restaurants squeezed by climate change, growing appetites," 6 Apr. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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tremendous in size, volume, or degree

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