blown

adjective
\ˈblōn \

Definition of blown 

1a : swollen

b : affected with bloat

2 : being out of breath

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Examples of blown in a Sentence

if the tin can is blown, throw it away—the food inside is spoiled

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The world’s greatest superpower is under the control of a fragile and insecure narcissist known for objectifying women, bragging about his wealth and turning every personal slight into a full-blown national crisis. Rachel Held Evans, Washington Post, "The Bible is literature for the resistance," 12 July 2018 Given the history of an on-screen and off-screen will-they-won't-they relationship, last night's glamorous and high-profile Kaling-Novak date sent Twitter into a full-blown frenzy. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mindy Kaling and BJ Novak Went to an Oscars Party Together—And The Office Fans Were Not Okay," 5 Mar. 2018 But the mold and storm damage turned the simple job into a full-blown renovation. Gustavo Solis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "21 months to fix senior center's kitchen is too long, seniors say," 14 June 2018 The world's most impressive sand castles are full-blown works of art, created by skilled builders with a eye for detail. Amy Dickinson, chicagotribune.com, "Wife hates husband's secret lingerie habit," 14 July 2018 Ejection tests are to test the initial launch of a missile from a canister and firing up its first-stage engine rather than a full-blown launch. Matthew Pennington, Fox News, "Report: Imagery shows North Korea razes missile test stand," 7 June 2018 My senses were shot, natural light was too bright, and I was bombarded by everyday sounds — a creak in the house would send me into a full-blown panic. Alexa Tsoulis-reay, The Cut, "I Was Convinced I Might Kill My Child," 31 May 2018 Officials have not verified reports that North Korea may have demolished a stand used for missile-ejection tests in May. Ejection tests are a limited step short of a full-blown launch. Calvin Woodward And Hope Yen, chicagotribune.com, "Trump is in Europe and the truth is not with him: A fact check," 14 July 2018 Yet, the potential for a full-blown trade war risks undoing much of that great work and punishing the very voters who elected him. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Mnuchin is in denial about the pain Trump's tariffs are inducing," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of blown

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for blown

Middle English blowen, from past participle of blowen to blow

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