full-blown
adjective Date: 1601 1. a. fully mature b. being at the height of bloom c. full-fledged 2. possessing or exhibiting all the usual or necessary features or symptoms <
a general philosophy, if not a full-blown ideology, is emerging — W. H. Jones
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  • Full-blown — a. 1. Fully expanded, as a blossom; completely developed; as, a full blown rose. Denham. [1913 Webster] 2. Fully distended with wind, as a sail. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: Of full intensity; as, the recession developed into full blown depr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • full-blown — adjective 1. ) in its most complete and developed form: a full blown economic crisis full blown AIDS: Not all HIV patients develop full blown AIDS. 2. ) a full blown flower is completely open …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • full-blown — adj fully developed: being in its most extreme or serious form: possessing or exhibiting the characteristic symptoms <a full blown cold> <full blown hypertension> <a collection of symptoms that isn t quite full blown AIDS (J.… …   Medical dictionary

  • full-blown — adj [only before noun] [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: FULL1 + blown, past participle of blow to produce flowers , from Old English blowan] having all the qualities of something that is at its most complete or advanced stage ▪ The drop in shares could… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full-blown — full′ blown′ adj. 1) completely developed: an idea expanded into a full blown book[/ex] 2) in full bloom: a full blown rose[/ex] • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • full-blown — [fool′blōn′] adj. 1. in full bloom; open: said of flowers 2. fully grown or developed; matured …   English World dictionary

  • full-blown — index plenary, ripe Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • full-blown — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ fully developed; complete …   English terms dictionary

  • full-blown — adjective 1. fully ripe; at the height of bloom a full blown rose • Syn: ↑matured • Similar to: ↑mature 2. having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness a full blown financial crisis …   Useful english dictionary

  • full-blown — UK / US adjective 1) in its most complete and developed form a full blown economic crisis full blown AIDS: Not all HIV patients develop full blown AIDS. 2) a full blown flower is completely open …   English dictionary

  • full-blown — /fool blohn /, adj. 1. fully or completely developed: full blown AIDS; an idea expanded into a full blown novel. 2. in full bloom: a full blown rose. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

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