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budding

adjective

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beginning to come into existence
  • the budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office

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budding

verb
present participle of bud

Synonyms & Antonyms of budding (Entry 2 of 2)

as in blossoming, blooming

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The first known use of budding was circa 1586

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“Budding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/budding. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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