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Definition of "burgeon" [bur•geon]

  • To put forth new buds, leaves, or greenery; sprout. (verb-intransitive)
  • To begin to grow or blossom. (verb-intransitive)
  • To grow or develop rapidly. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burgeon" in a sentence
  • "The reason that the number of universes burgeon is that these parallel worlds evolve not out of human decisions but out of quantum events: out of the tendency for atoms and other particles to exist in two simultaneous states."
  • "There, too, at the University, his poetical gifts commenced to "burgeon" luxuriantly."
  • "I like the idea of when rock 'n' roll started to burgeon, push the envelope and speak on behalf of people who were trying to have a revolution."