1. coming to full development; becoming mature

Similar word(s): ripening

Definition categories: process

2. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

Similar word(s): development, growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny

Definition categories: process

3. (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

Similar word(s): festering, suppuration

Definition categories: process, activity