full·​ness | \ ˈfu̇l-nəs \
variants: or less commonly fulness

Definition of fullness

: the quality or state of being full
in the fullness of time
: at some point : eventually

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Examples of fullness in a Sentence

has regained fullness of motor control

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But sometimes the wax can harden, forming a blockage that leads to symptoms like an earache, feeling of fullness in your ear, a ringing sound or noises in your ear, decreased hearing, dizziness, and even a cough, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Do If You Have an Earwax Blockage," 29 Jan. 2019 But while those who give in to food cravings and binge at night may blame flagging willpower, a new study suggests the problem could lie in the complex orchestra of hormones that drive hunger and signal feelings of satiety, or fullness. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "Binge Eating at Night? Your Hormones May Be to Blame," 30 Jan. 2018 This subtle light reflection really boosts fullness. Mally Roncal, Redbook, "How to Fake Full, Sexy Lips," 27 Feb. 2015 But what keeps listeners enthralled is hearing a woman who speaks extemporaneously and inclusively about America in its fullness. Shaniqwa Jarvis, Glamour, "The 97-Year-Old Park Ranger Who Doesn’t Have Time for Foolishness," 2 Nov. 2018 By around six to nine months, your hair should be back to its normal fullness, according to the AAD. Korin Miller, SELF, "Jessie James Decker Is Dealing with Postpartum Hair Loss," 10 Aug. 2018 In that case, BPC may provide a sense of fullness that you might not have experienced otherwise. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "The Truth About Bulletproof Coffee, According to a Nutritionist," 5 Nov. 2018 Upper stomach pain or feelings of fullness paired with bloating may be indicative of dyspepsia, for example, whereas lower abdomen cramping and a change in bowel habits could point to IBS. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "Why Am I Always Bloated?," 29 Oct. 2018 There are several different types of leukemia, which may grow quickly (acute) or slowly (chronic), and can cause symptoms like fatigue, weakness, fever, unexplained weight loss, and pain or a feeling of fullness under the ribs. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "WWE Star Roman Reigns Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis: 'I Will Beat This and I Will Be Back'," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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