fully

adverb

ful·​ly ˈfu̇(l)-lē How to pronounce fully (audio)
1
: in a full manner or degree : completely
2
: at least
fully nine tenths of us

Examples of fully in a Sentence

He fully recovered from the operation. They will never fully appreciate their luck. The house is fully furnished. When will the tree be fully grown?
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fully was before the 12th century

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“Fully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fully. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

fully

adverb
ful·​ly ˈfu̇l-(l)ē How to pronounce fully (audio)
1
: in a full manner : in every way or detail : completely
2
: at least
fully 90 percent of us

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