THEMES, TOPICS, ISSUES
R E F E R E N C E S
Growth n  1a : a stage in the process of growing: size : full growth b: the process of growing c: progressive development: Evolution d: Increase Expansion [the __ of the oil industry] 2a: something that grows or has grown b: an abnormal proliferation of issue [as a tumor] c: outgrowth d: the result of growth: Product 3: a producing esp. by growing [fruits of his own __]
Grow vb grew, grown, growing [ME, fr. OE gröwan; akin to OHG gruowan to grow] vi [bef. 12c] 1a: to spring up and develop to maturity b: to be able to grow in some place or situation [trees that __ in the tropics] c: to assume some relation through or as if through a process of natural growth [ferns __ing from the rocks] 2a: to increase in size by assimilation of material into the living organiism or by accretion of material in a nonbiological process [as crystallization] b: Increase, Expand [__s in wisdom] 3: to develop from a parent source [the book grew out of a series of lectures] 4a: to pass into a condition: Become [grew pale] b: to have an increrasing influence [habit __s on a person] c: to become increasingly acceptable or attractive [didn't like it at first, but it grew on him] -vt 1: to cause to grow [__ wheat] 2: Develop 5 -grower n -growingly adv
[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]
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