full·​ness | \ ˈfu̇l-nəs How to pronounce fullness (audio) \
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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The full pink moon will reach its peak fullness on Friday, April 19 at 7:12 p.m. EST. Allure, "A Pink Moon Arrives on Friday — Here's What That Means for You," 18 Apr. 2019 According to the Almanac, the moon will reach peak fullness at 7:12 A.M. (EDT) on Friday, April 19. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "A Pink Moon Is Coming This Spring: Here's Everything You Need to Know," 14 Apr. 2019 Occasionally prune your plant (every 6 inches or so) to encourage fullness. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow an Avocado Tree From a Pit," 29 Jan. 2019 In the short term, moisturizing perks your skin back up, giving you a healthy fullness. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "The 18 Best Face Moisturizers of All Time, According to Allure Editors," 8 Oct. 2018 In addition to ditching the dieting mentality, this practice involves honoring your own hunger and fullness cues, quieting your inner terrorist (that nagging voice in your head that shames you for eating fries) and making peace with your cravings. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Is the anti-diet movement leading us astray?," 9 Mar. 2018 Here, out favorite restorative products that help bring back fullness and vibrancy—and keep them going for years to come. Harper's BAZAAR, "BAZAAR's 2019 Anti-Aging Awards," 4 Mar. 2019 Eat slowly to recognize your hunger and fullness cues. Amby Burfoot, chicagotribune.com, "For weight loss that lasts, eat mindfully," 20 Mar. 2018 The sixth mass extinction is upon us and accelerating, and our technological prowess remains unchecked by the fullness of time. Robert M. Thorson, WSJ, "‘Timefulness’ Review: Thinking in Eons," 30 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of fullness

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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