Definition of blown
1a : swollenb : affected with bloat
2 : being out of breath
Examples of blown in a Sentence
if the tin can is blown, throw it away—the food inside is spoiled
Recent Examples of blown from the Web
By 1998, Indonesia was in full-blown crisis: the economy contracted 13 percent, millions of people were pushed into poverty and hundreds were killed in riots that eventually led to Suharto stepping down after more than 30 years in power.
KASHMIR BOILS OVER By 1989, Kashmir was in the throes of a full-blown rebellion.
More than three-quarters of NFL teams employ either a director of analytics or have a full-blown analytics department.
Penn and Domino, who is both a singer and a doula, followed up their February courthouse wedding with a full-blown celebration on Saturday, June 24.
There should be a nice payoff for those who have used the Oakbrook Terrace Park District's Heritage Park in the past, but are unable to do so this summer because of a full-blown redevelopment.
At the same time, Amazon's on-the-go shoppers can stop by a Whole Foods and quickly pick up their online orders without having to spend time on a full-blown grocery store trip.
To qualify, participants must be veterans with a full-blown diagnosis of PTSD.
Not too long ago, this sort of New Age speak would have raised eyebrows, if not full-blown eye rolls.
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Origin and Etymology of blown
Middle English blowen, from past participle of blowen to blow
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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