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grown (See grow)

Verb

1 pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become; "The weather turned nasty"; "She grew angry" [syn: turn]
2 become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
3 increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"
4 cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
5 develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast" [syn: mature, maturate]
6 come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose" [syn: originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring up]
7 cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: raise, farm, produce]
8 come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts" [syn: develop, produce, get, acquire]
9 grow emotionally or mature; "The child developed beautifully in her new kindergarten"; "When he spent a summer at camp, the boy grew noticeably and no longer showed some of his old adolescent behavior" [syn: develop]
10 become attached by or as if by the process of growth; "The tree trunks had grown together" [also: grown, grew]grown adj : (of animals) fully developed; "an adult animal"; "a grown woman" [syn: adult, big, full-grown, fully grown, grownup]

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grown
  1. past participle of grow

Extensive Definition

Growth refers to an increase in some quantity over time. The quantity can be physical (e.g., growth in height, growth in an amount of money) or abstract (e.g., a system becoming more complex, an organism becoming more mature). It can also refer to the mode of growth, i.e. numeric models for describing how much a particular quantity grows over time:
grown in Arabic: نمو
grown in German: Wuchs
grown in French: Croissance
grown in Polish: Wzrost
grown in Simple English: Growth
grown in Slovak: Rast
grown in Swedish: Tillväxt

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adult, assembled, big, blooming, blossoming, brought about, budding, built, burgeoning, cast, caused, constructed, crafted, created, crescent, custom, custom-built, custom-made, developed, done, effectuated, executed, extracted, fabricated, fashioned, florescent, flourishing, flowering, forged, formed, full-blown, full-fledged, full-grown, fully developed, gathered, growing, grown-up, handcrafted, handmade, harvested, homemade, homespun, hypertrophied, machine-made, machined, made, made to order, man-made, manufactured, marriable, marriageable, mass-produced, mature, matured, maturescent, milled, mined, molded, nubile, of age, of marriageable age, old, overdeveloped, overgrown, performed, prefab, prefabricated, processed, produced, put together, raised, rank, ready-for-wear, ready-formed, ready-made, ready-prepared, ready-to-wear, refined, ripe, ripened, shaped, smelted, sprouting, thriving, well-built, well-constructed, well-made
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