: having flesh especially of a specified kind
often used in combination

Examples of fleshed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More characters get their stories told, and the characters were more fleshed out. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 What differs is Oppenheimer’s relationship with Jean Tatlock (Kate Harper), which is more fleshed out in all of its tender complexity rather than the few scenes dedicated to it in the film. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 27 July 2023 But the town’s plight is less fleshed out and surreal than many real-life comparison points. Adi Robertson, The Verge, 16 June 2023 Co-produced by Tunche Films, the narrative’s fleshed out by art and animation directors María Pulido and Pepe Sánchez, to be completed in 2024. Callum McLennan, Variety, 12 June 2023 His relationship with Smee (Jim Gaffigan) and the rest of the pirates on the ship gets fleshed out. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Apr. 2023 That’s a fun relationship that gets a little bit more fleshed out. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 16 Apr. 2023 And the concept is more fleshed out, with ooh-and-ah use cases that leverage the device’s uniqueness. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2021 Tarantino explained the moment is more fleshed out in his new novelization of the film and that Pitt's character, a stunt double, deliberately manipulates Lee in a way that leads to the moment where the character of Bruce careens into a stationary car. Alexia Fernández, PEOPLE.com, 2 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fleshed was in the 15th century

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“Fleshed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fleshed. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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