ful·​ly | \ ˈfu̇(l)-lē How to pronounce fully (audio) \

Definition of fully

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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First Known Use of fully

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

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10 Aug 2022

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“Fully.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fully. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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ful·​ly | \ ˈfu̇-lē How to pronounce fully (audio) \

Kids Definition of fully

1 : completely He fully recovered.
2 : at least Fully half failed.

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