blooming

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

blooming

  1. Present participle of bloom.

AdjectiveEdit

blooming (comparative more blooming, superlative most blooming)

  1. Opening in blossoms; flowering.
  2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor, vigour; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.
  3. (UK, euphemistic) bloody (in its vulgar senses).

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AdverbEdit

blooming (comparative more blooming, superlative most blooming)

  1. (euphemistic) Bloody; bleeding; extremely
    My train's late again. Blooming typical.

NounEdit

blooming (countable and uncountable, plural bloomings)

  1. The act by which something blooms.
    • 2007 July 23, Jeremy Pearce, “Anne McLaren, 80, Expert on the Embryo, Is Dead”, New York Times:
      Such bloomings, Dr. McLaren continued, would require a critical audience, “so that they can be subject to scientific and ethical review, freely available for research and one day, perhaps, for treating diseases.”
  2. (metallurgy) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.
  3. (photography) A phenomenon where excessive light causes bright patches in a picture.

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Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 02:39