full–blown

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adjective \ˈfu̇l-ˈblōn\

Definition of full–blown

  1. 1a :  fully matureb :  being at the height of bloomc :  full-fledged

  2. 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

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First Known Use of full–blown

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FULL–BLOWN Defined for English Language Learners

full–blown

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adjective \ˈfu̇l-ˈblōn\

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


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full–blown

adjective

Medical Definition of full–blown

  1. :  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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