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1‘many countries have rapid population growth’
increase, expansion, augmentation, proliferation, multiplication, enlargement, amplification, mushrooming, snowballing, rise, escalation, build-up
2‘the hormone stimulates the growth of the pancreas’
growing, extension, widening, thickening, broadening, heightening, swelling, magnification, ballooning
3‘harsh weather stunts the growth of plants’
development, maturation, growing, germination, shooting up, springing up, sprouting
blooming, flourishing, thriving
rare vegetation, burgeoning, pullulation
4‘the marked growth of local enterprises’
expansion, development, progress, advance, advancement, headway, improvement, furtherance, extension, spread, buildout, escalation
rise, success, thriving, flourishing, blooming
boom, upturn, upswing
5‘he went to hospital to have a growth removed’
tumour, cancerous growth, malignant growth, malignancy, cancer
lump, outgrowth, swelling, protuberance, protrusion, knob, nodule
technical process, bulla
rare excrescence, intumescence, tumescence, tumefaction
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