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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The burgeoning #MeToo movement made investors wary of any hint of misconduct. Yoree Koh, WSJ, "The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34.," 15 Feb. 2019 Director Sebastián Lelio met his muse outside a beauty salon in Chile, where the burgeoning actress and singer was doing makeup and hair for brides to help pay the bills. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "This Oscar-Nominated Film Asks Viewers a Question: 'What Are You Seeing in Me?'," 28 Feb. 2018 The 26-year-old, who was born and raised in Copenhagen, has recently set up a new atelier for her burgeoning fashion label in the city center of the Danish capital, on a quiet, affluent street near The King’s Garden. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Emilie Helmstedt Is Writing Her Own Danish Fairy Tale With Whimsical Clothes," 22 Mar. 2019 One team source says preliminary discussions with San Antonio revealed the Spurs have strong interest in a package involving burgeoning forwards Dario Saric and Robert Covington as well as a future first-round pick. Jake Fischer, SI.com, "Sources: Sixers Weighing Various Trade Packages for Kawhi Leonard," 28 June 2018 The next day everyone flew back to Heathrow on separate flights, clutching gallon jugs of olive oil from the estate and nursing burgeoning grudges. Janine Di Giovanni, Town & Country, "Is Brexit Ruining London Dinner Parties?," 25 Feb. 2019 And Charles Knows Country Bucharest is getting its first real luxury hotel this year (the Corinthia) and has a burgeoning food scene. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "The Best Places to Travel in 2019," 7 Dec. 2018 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

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First Known Use of burgeoning

1869, in the meaning defined above

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