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fully fledged



1. (Zoology) (of a young bird) having acquired its adult feathers and thus able to fly
2. developed or matured to the fullest degree
3. of full rank or status
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Adj.1.fully fledged - (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly
fledged, mature - (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
2.fully fledged - (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status; "a full-fledged lawyer"; "by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"; "sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"
experienced, experient - having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation
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