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: having all necessary parts, elements, or steps
a complete diet
of a protein : containing all essential amino acids
Beans and grains combined together form a complete protein.
: highly proficient
a complete artist
of insect metamorphosis : characterized by the occurrence of a pupal stage between the motile immature stages and the adult compare incomplete sense 3
: having all four sets of floral organs
of a metric space : having the property that every Cauchy sequence of elements converges to a limit in the space
: to bring to an end and especially into a perfected state
complete a painting
Adjective He spoke in complete sentences. They sat in complete silence. Verb The project took four months to complete. Her latest purchase completes her collection. The new baby completed their family. The quarterback completed 12 out of 15 passes. See More
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AdjectiveBig Blanket Big Blanket Co Original Stretch Blanket Big Blanket Co Original Stretch Blanket $159 at Amazon Snuggle time isn't complete without a good blanket. —Jasmine Gomez, Women's Health, 20 Mar. 2023 No warm-weather wardrobe is complete without a few staple pieces: white jeans, cute sandals, and of course, dresses made of linen. —Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2023 No land reimagining would be complete without brand-new eats, and Toontown has them at Cafe Daisy. —Chelsee Lowe, Travel + Leisure, 20 Mar. 2023 Bynum often reminded her that doctors should deny entry if their questions aren’t answered or the fighter’s medical book isn’t complete. —William Lee, Chicago Tribune, 19 Mar. 2023 Buy It: Artoid Mode Tulip Spring Table Runner, (from $10, Amazon) La Jolie Muse Cupcake Stand Easter dinner is not complete without dessert. —Gabriela Izquierdo, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Mar. 2023 Shake Shack did not immediately return an email seeking comment, but one source close to the project said construction could be complete as soon as next month, with only detail work remaining. —Mrussell, oregonlive, 17 Mar. 2023 After the updates are complete, the ship will sail two voyages in Iceland and the British Isles, before starting its inaugural Arctic season on June 3. —Nathan Diller, USA TODAY, 17 Mar. 2023 No dark academia outfit is complete without an argyle sweater vest. —Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 17 Mar. 2023
VerbDespite the project’s untimely end, SOFIA managed to complete a large number of observations of the moon—among other celestial targets—in its final flights. —Briley Lewis, Popular Science, 21 Mar. 2023 Throw on a knit or t-shirt to complete the stylish look. —Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 20 Mar. 2023 All of these muscles engage to help support your spine and complete a movement. —Tiffany Ayuda, SELF, 20 Mar. 2023 The experience takes about three hours to complete, including from when travelers get picked up at their Denali-area hotel to when they get dropped back off at their hotel. —Megan Dubois, Chron, 19 Mar. 2023 She’s worked with their parents and other adults to complete their high school education and find jobs. —jsonline.com, 19 Mar. 2023 Mitchell will be at the line looking to complete the three-point play when play resumes. —Scottie Bordelon, Arkansas Online, 18 Mar. 2023 This is not for solo travel — the trail was designed so a Bedouin guide can lead visitors on the journey, which takes 10 days to complete. —Catherine Garcia, The Week, 18 Mar. 2023 The sides are still working on compensation details to try to complete a trade. —Dennis Waszak Jr., ajc, 18 Mar. 2023 See More
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