Synonyms and Antonyms of burgeon
1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the trout population in the stream is burgeoning now that the water is clean Synonyms accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, balloon, boom, build up, increase (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxRelated Words jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane
2 to grow vigorously the spring flowers burgeoned once the warm weather set in for good Synonyms thrive (also bourgeon), flourish, prosperRelated Words luxuriate, overgrow, proliferate, shoot up; germinate, root, sprout; bloom, flower, fruit, produce, propagate, regenerate, seed
3 to produce flowers chrysanthemums usually burgeon in early fall Synonyms blossom, blow, bloom (also bourgeon), effloresce, flower, unfoldRelated Words leaf, leave; bud; openNear Antonyms dry up, fade, shrivel, wilt, wither; die, drop, expire, perish
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