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bloom

bloom

 
 
pronunciation:
blum
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a flower; blossom.
A cactus may be a tough plant, but its blooms are delicate and beautiful.
synonyms:
blossom, flower, inflorescence
similar words:
bud
definition 2: the state or time of being in blossom.
Let's take some pictures while the tulips are in bloom.
synonyms:
blossom, efflorescence, flower, inflorescence
similar words:
bud
definition 3: the state or time of being in peak condition; prime.
These years saw the bloom of his creative genius.
synonyms:
efflorescence, flower, heyday, prime
similar words:
climax, flush, peak, summit, zenith
definition 4: a fresh glow or rosiness of the cheeks.
It was good to see the bloom back in her cheeks after weeks of illness.
synonyms:
flush, rosiness
similar words:
glow
definition 5: in botany, a delicate coating on the surface of some leaves and fruits that resembles powder.
Bloom can be found on the surface of the plum.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: bloomed, blooming, blooms
definition 1: to produce flowers.
The daffodils are blooming, and the tulips will follow.
synonyms:
blossom, flower
antonyms:
wither
similar words:
bud, burgeon, flourish, germinate, grow, pullulate, sprout
definition 2: to flourish.
New ideas were blooming during these liberal times.
synonyms:
blossom, burgeon, flourish, flower
similar words:
grow, mature
definition 3: to be in a healthy, vigorous condition.
Having fully recovered from the illness, the child is now blooming.
synonyms:
flourish, thrive
similar words:
luxuriate, prosper
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