growing (adj.)

Old English, present-participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.

growing (n.)

late 14c., "a gradual increase, action of causing to increase," verbal noun from grow (v.). Meaning "that which has grown, a crop" is from 1540s. Dialectal growsome "tending to make things grow" is from 1570s.

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