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  1. bloom
    IPA[blo͞om]
  2. noun

    • 1. a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty:

      an exotic bloom the hydrangea has a wealth of bloom
    • 2. the state or period of flowering:

      the apple trees were in bloom
    • 3. the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigor:

      I am no longer in the bloom of youth
    • 4. a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion:

      her face had lost its usual bloom
      Synonym : luster, sheen, glow, radiance, freshness, perfection, blush, flush, rosiness, pinkness, redness, ruddiness, color
    • 5. a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems:

      the bloom on a plum
    • 6. a grayish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface.

    • 7. a rapid growth of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria in water, often resulting in a colored scum on the surface.

    • 8. a full bright sound, especially in a musical recording:

      the remastering has lost some of the bloom of the strings

    verb

    • 1. produce flowers; be in flower:

      a rose tree bloomed on a ruined wall
      Synonym : blossom, flower, be in blossom/flower, come into flower/blossom, open, open out, bud, sprout, burgeon, mature
    • 2. come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish:

      she bloomed as an actress under his tutelage
      Synonym : flourish, thrive, be in good health, get on well, get ahead, prosper, succeed, be successful, progress, make progress, make headway, burgeon, be in the pink, be fine and dandy, go great guns
    • 3. (of fire, color, or light) become radiant and glowing:

      color bloomed in her cheeks
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: bloom, plural noun: blooms

    • noun

      a mass of iron, steel, or other metal hammered or rolled into a thick bar for further working:

      an unworked mass of puddled iron.

    • verb

      make (iron, steel, etc.) into a bloom.
    • noun

      a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty:

      the state or period of flowering:

    • verb

      produce flowers; be in flower:

      come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish:

    • noun

      a mass of iron, steel, or other metal hammered or rolled into a thick bar for further working:

      an unworked mass of puddled iron.

    • verb

      make (iron, steel, etc.) into a bloom.
    • adjective

      used for emphasis or to express annoyance:
    • adjective

      used to express annoyance or for emphasis:
    • noun

      a matte glaze of reddish pink, mottled with green and brown, used on fine Chinese porcelain since around 1700.

      a delicate purplish-pink color.

    • noun

      a rapid growth of microscopic algae or cyanobacteria in water, often resulting in a colored scum on the surface.
    • noun

      another term for algal bloom (see bloom
    • noun

      a matte glaze of reddish pink, mottled with green and brown, used on fine Chinese porcelain since around 1700.

      a delicate purplish-pink colour.

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