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[groh-ing] /ˈgroʊ ɪŋ/

becoming greater in quantity, size, extent, or intensity:
growing discontent among industrial workers.
having or showing life.

Old English, present participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.

late 14c., verbal noun from grow (v.).


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