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Related to fully fledged: mouch
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|
|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"|