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- (figurative) Completely developed or formed.
- 2012, Lydia Pyne, Stephen J. Pyne, The Last Lost World, Penguin, →ISBN:
- The Little Ice Age that chilled Europe […] should, according to past precedents, have snowballed into a full-blown ice age.
- At the peak of blossom; ripe.
- The trees in the garden were resplendent with full-blown white gardenias.
- 1814 July, [Jane Austen], chapter VII, in Mansfield Park: […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] T[homas] Egerton, […], →OCLC:
- “Fanny has been cutting roses, has she?” “Yes, and I am afraid they will be the last this year. Poor thing! She found it hot enough; but they were so full-blown that one could not wait.”
- 1891, Thomas Hardy, chapter L, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented […], volumes (please specify |volume=I to III), London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], →OCLC:
- Above, Jupiter hung like a full-blown jonquil, so bright as almost to throw a shade.
completely developed or formed
at the peak of blossom