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burgeon (verb) (used usually in the adjective form, 'burgeoning') grow rapidly.

A city burgeons if it grows rapidly. A burgeoning industry is a rapidly growing industry. Burgeoning urbanization is the migration, in a big way, of rural population to big cities. Population burgeons if it grows in a big way.

  • The water supply system, planned fifty years ago, is unable to meet the needs of the burgeoning population of the growing metropolis.
  • The burgeoning foreign trade of the country has not only reduced the trade deficit, but also increased the foreign exchange reserves.
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