Definition of burgeon in English:
verb[no object] (often as adjective burgeoning)
1Begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish: manufacturers are keen to cash in on the burgeoning demand
More example sentences
- China and India's appetites for oil are burgeoning, demanding more and more from the world's oil wells.
- The Vietnam anti-war movement began to burgeon in 1965.
- Meanwhile the number of sixty-five-and-older people will burgeon, it will grow almost 55 percent.
1.1 archaic or , literary Put forth young shoots; bud.
- Burbank studied life at its fountain head - in the marvelous little buds and shoots and leaves that burgeon forth each spring to fill us anew with the awe for nature.
- Overhead the light streamed down through a jigsaw canopy of burgeoning foliage.
- A plant burgeons, flowers and dies; it does not come back to life, grow younger and regress to the original seed.
Words that rhyme with burgeonsturgeon, surgeon
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.