Burgeon (bûr’jən), which can also be spelt as bourgeon, means to grow, sprout or blossom.
Howard also announced a cash payment of $720 for each adult and $400 for each child who lost their homes — an initial response that was expected to burgeon quickly to millions of dollars in aid. (USAToday.com)
The firm risks stifling potential money-spinners with a burgeoning bureaucracy. (Economist.com)