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Definition of budding:

  1. A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.
  2. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
  3. The act or process of producing buds.

Synonyms:

growing, young, promising, in bud, putting forth shoots, blossoming, undeveloped, latent, burgeoning, about to bloom, opening, beginning to grow or blossom or bloom, flowering, aspiring, pullulating, shooting up, vegetating, blooming, pubescent, immature, fresh.

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