full-blown

adjective
\ ˈfu̇l-ˈblōn How to pronounce full-blown (audio) \

Definition of full-blown

1a : 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, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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The first known use of full-blown was in 1576

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“Full-blown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-blown. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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full-blown

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English Language Learners Definition of full-blown

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

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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