adj 1: increasing in size or degree or amount; "her growing
popularity"; "growing evidence of a world depression";
"a growing city"; "growing businesses"
2: having or showing vigorous vegetal or animal life;
"flourishing crops"; "flourishing chicks"; "a growing
boy"; "fast-growing weeds"; "a thriving deer population"
3: relating to or suitable for growth; "the growing season for
corn"; "good growing weather"
n 1: the process of an individual organism growing organically; a
purely biological unfolding of events involved in an
organism changing gradually from a simple to a more
complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous
development in children" [syn: growth
] [ant: nondevelopment
2: (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by
slow crystallization from the molten state