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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Recent Examples on the Web At the time, Burr was receiving briefings and involved in conversations suggesting the country faced a burgeoning health crisis that could hurt the economy. Nicholas Fandos, BostonGlobe.com, "Burr steps back from Senate intelligence panel as FBI probes his stock sales," 15 May 2020 After the last vote on March 2 ended in a stalemate, Netanyahu and former military chief Gantz agreed late last month to try to form a unity government because of the burgeoning coronavirus crisis. Tia Goldenberg, USA TODAY, "Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, rival Gantz agree to form 'emergency' government," 20 Apr. 2020 After the last vote on March 2 ended in a stalemate, Netanyahu and former military chief Benny Gantz agreed late last month to try to form a unity government because of the burgeoning coronavirus crisis. Time, "Coalition Deal Keeps Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Power," 20 Apr. 2020 The virus is likely to further distract Washington's attention and threatens to splinter the opposition, some of whom have expressed a willingness to work with Maduro to stem the burgeoning medial crisis. Author: Joshua Goodman, Jim Mustian, Anchorage Daily News, "US indicts Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on narco-terrorism charges," 26 Mar. 2020 The virus is likely to further distract Washington’s attention and threatens to splinter the opposition, some of whom have expressed a willingness to work with Maduro to stem the burgeoning medial crisis. Joshua Goodman, Fortune, "Trump administration indicts Venezuela’s Maduro on drug-trafficking charges," 26 Mar. 2020 Only about 150 people in Kentucky have been tested because the federal government was slow to react to the burgeoning crises. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Gerth: Coronavirus outbreak will take its toll, but we'll get through it as we always have," 14 Mar. 2020 Some 2,482 miles outside of Silicon Valley, Atlanta is a technological powerhouse—with a growing focus on the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. Latoya Peterson, Wired, "What Atlanta Can Teach Tech About Cultivating Black Talent," 16 Jan. 2020 Popular Mechanics spoke with Kobziar at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco to learn more about the burgeoning field of science and unravel the impacts these wafted microbes have on the world. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "How This Researcher Invented an Entirely New—and Entirely Badass—Field of Science," 20 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of burgeoning

1869, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jun 2020

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“Burgeoning.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burgeoning. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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