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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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 In the burgeoning trade war with China, the semiconductor-equipment industry may turn out to be a notable exception. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, "Chip-Equipment Makers in Crosshairs of Trade War," 25 June 2018 But the burgeoning Gaines empire can't be contained by a single HGTV show. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The undeniable appeal of Chip and Joanna Gaines, HGTV's prom king and queen, explained," 9 Apr. 2018 Amid the burgeoning trade war focused in part on which economic superpower will dominate tech, Trump launched his fourth attack on Amazon within the past week. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Trump's war on Amazon undermines his trade case against China," 4 Apr. 2018 The new vehicle also filled a big Buick need, giving the automaker something to peddle in the burgeoning compact crossover segment. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Refreshed for 2019, Buick Envision is roomy, comfortable, and quiet," 12 July 2018 But the concept certainly did, so much so that the world’s tech powers have moved in, snapping up engineers and researchers, particularly in the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Republican candidates in key Senate races struggle with Trump tariffs," 5 July 2018 Some consumers are taking full advantage of the burgeoning breweries. Kyle Arnold, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando's craft beer scene shows no signs of going flat," 26 June 2018 Mango and Food Festival, Nevis (July 5–8) Within the Caribbean, the island of Nevis is known for its mangoes (more than 40 kinds!), and a burgeoning culinary scene. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Caribbean Events to Travel for in 2018," 20 Mar. 2018

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1869, in the meaning defined above

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