"flourishing" in the verb sense
1. boom, thrive, flourish, expand
"The deer population in this town is thriving"
"business is booming"
2. thrive, prosper, fly high, flourish
make steady progress be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
"The new student is thriving"
3. brandish, flourish, wave
move or swing back and forth
"She waved her gun"
"flourishing" in the adjective sense
1. booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving
very lively and profitable
"a palmy time for stockbrokers"
"a prosperous new business"
"doing a roaring trade"
"a thriving tourist center"
"did a thriving business in orchids"
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