full-blown

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adjective \ ˈfu̇l-ˈblōn \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of full-blown

1 a :fully mature
b :being at the height of bloom
2 :possessing or exhibiting all the usual or necessary features or symptoms
  • a general philosophy, if not a full-blown ideology, is emerging
  • —W. H. Jones
  • developed full-blown AIDS

First Known Use of full-blown

1576


FULL-BLOWN Defined for English Language Learners

full-blown

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Definition of full-blown for English Language Learners

  • : having all of the qualities that are associated with a particular thing or type of person : fully developed


Medical Dictionary

full-blown

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medical Definition of full-blown

:fully developed :being in its most extreme or serious form :possessing or exhibiting the characteristic symptoms
  • a full-blown cold
  • full-blown hypertension
  • a collection of symptoms that isn't quite full-blown AIDS
  • —J. Silberner


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