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bloom

noun

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1 a state or time of great activity, thriving, or achievement
  • a handsome young man in the full bloom of youth

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2 a rosy appearance (of the cheeks)
  • after a snowball fight, she came inside with a bloom on her cheeks

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3 the usually showy plant part that produces seeds
  • the rosebush produces blooms only in midsummer

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bloom

verb

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1 to produce flowers
  • forsythias only bloom at the beginning of spring

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2 to develop a rosy facial color (as from excitement or embarrassment)
  • she arrived at the house, blooming from her vigorous walk

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The first known use of bloom was before the 12th century

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“Bloom.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bloom. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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