\ 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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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,, "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 Trump’s upcoming trip will not be a full-blown state visit, complete with the pomp and ceremony of a Buckingham Palace meeting and military welcome. Simon Perry,, "Donald and Melania Trump Are 'Really Looking Forward' to Meeting Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle," 6 July 2018 Still, there is a chance that the Fed will be able to raise interest rates this year and next without causing a full-blown recession. Peter Eavis, New York Times, "The Fed Is Usually Off-Limits to the President. Is Trump Changing That?," 5 July 2018 Many investors believe the U.S. would be hurt less than China or Europe should a full-blown trade war break out. Ira Iosebashvili, WSJ, "Dollar Rally Ripples Globally, Leading Investors to Reverse Course," 1 July 2018 The bags come in eight eye-candy colors and four sizes, ranging from a micro just big enough for a new piece of jewelry, say, to an oversize version fit for a full-blown shopping spree. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "These Italian Twin Sisters Just Created Next Season’s New It Bag," 28 June 2018 The false pregnancy buzz is just the latest bout of gossip to circulate the internet since Grande and Davidson elevated their relationship from Harry Potter dress-up dates to full-blown engagement earlier this month after just weeks of dating., "Ariana Grande Had The Perfect Response To Those Pregnancy Rumors," 22 June 2018 Welp, the duo just stepped out together in Mumbai looking like a full-blown couple. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Are in India Together—Reportedly to See Chopra's Family," 22 June 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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