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full-blown

(fo͝ol′blōn′)
adj.
1. Having or displaying all the characteristic features: a full-blown financial crisis.
2. Having attained the most fully developed or extreme form: full-blown tuberculosis; a full-blown panic attack.
3. Having blossomed or opened completely: full-blown roses.

full-blown

adj
1. characterized by the fullest, strongest, or best development
2. in full bloom

full′-blown′



adj.
1. completely developed: an idea expanded into a full-blown book.
2. in full bloom: a full-blown rose.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.full-blown - fully ripefull-blown - fully ripe; at the height of bloom; "a full-blown rose"
mature - having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
2.full-blown - having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness; "a full-blown financial crisis"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

full-blown

adjective
1. fully developed, total, full-scale, fully fledged, full, whole, developed, complete, advanced, entire, full-sized, fully grown, fully formed You're talking this thing up into a full-blown conspiracy.
fully developed potential, dormant, latent, undeveloped
2. in full bloom, full, flowering, unfolded, blossoming, opened out the faded hues of full-blown roses

full-blown

adjective
Having reached full growth and development:
Idiom: of age.
Translations

full-blown

[ˈfʊlˈbləʊn] ADJ [doctor etc] → hecho y derecho; [attack, invasion etc] → a gran escala
he has full-blown AIDStiene el SIDA en su estado más avanzado

full-blown

[ˌfʊlˈbləʊn] adj (disease, heart attack) → vero/a e proprio/a; (doctor, architect) → a tutti gli effetti
References in classic literature ?
Our passengers hailed from fifteen states; only a few of them had ever been to sea before; manifestly it would not do to pit them against a full-blown tempest until they had got their sea-legs on.
Many young couples of my acquaintance, who have had no other reason for concealing the fact beyond their own whim, have thus slipped off without saying a word to anybody, and returned full-blown housekeepers, with "at home" days of their own, and everything else like real married people,--for, as said an old lady to me, "one can never be sure of married people nowadays unless you have been at the wedding."
She was blushing with all her might, and looked like a full-blown peony, or a great red apple.
She was like a full-blown, luxuriant white and gold flower--like a rose, a full-blown white rose, Martin realized, suddenly.
Above, Jupiter hung like a full-blown jonquil, so bright as almost to throw a shade.
Quite flushed with excitement were their ruddy faces, as they swung in the wind, whispering to one another what they had seen, for some peeped in at the dining room windows where the feast was spread, some climbed up to nod and smile at the sisters as they dressed the bride, others waved a welcome to those who came and went on various errands in garden, porch, and hall, and all, from the rosiest full-blown flower to the palest baby bud, offered their tribute of beauty and fragrance to the gentle mistress who had loved and tended them so long.
It is pleasant to know that a new ministry just come into office are not the only fellow-men who enjoy a period of high appreciation and full-blown eulogy; in many respectable families throughout this realm, relatives becoming creditable meet with a similar cordiality of recognition, which in its fine freedom from the coercion of any antecedents, suggests the hopeful possibility that we may some day without any notice find ourselves in full millennium, with cockatrices who have ceased to bite, and wolves that no longer show their teeth with any but the blandest intentions.
Anybody who had seen him projecting himself into Soho while he was yet on Saint Dunstan's side of Temple Bar, bursting in his full-blown way along the pavement, to the jostlement of all weaker people, might have seen how safe and strong he was.
--a full-blown affair, a kind of bouquet; it loses its literal meaning.
'Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, flushing his brow.' For days he had been trying to find an excuse for calling on Lady Wetherby as a first step toward meeting Claire again.
Solicitor, for just before leaving London I got word that my examination was successful, and I am now a full-blown solicitor!
Mrs Boffin, then quite a young woman and pictur of a full-blown rose, stands him by her, kneels down at the fire, warms her two open hands, and falls to rubbing his cheeks; but seeing the tears come into the child's eyes, the tears come fast into her own, and she holds him round the neck, like as if she was protecting him, and cries to me, "I'd give the wide wide world, I would, to run away with him!" I don't say but what it cut me, and but what it at the same time heightened my feelings of admiration for Mrs Boffin.