bloom

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Singular
bloom

Plural
blooms

  1. (countable) A bloom is a flower.
    The seeds you plant in the spring will give blooms from summer through fall.
  2. (uncountable) If something is in bloom, its flowers are open or it is reaching a state of fullness.
    The weather is warming and spring flowers are coming into bloom.
    She had a wide circle of friends and her career was in full bloom .
  3. (uncountable) The bloom is the best time or a look of freshness or fullness.
    The bloom is off their love.
    It's wonderful to see the children in the bloom of youth.
    As she approached, he saw the round of her hips and the bloom of her breasts.

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Plain form
bloom

Third-person singular
blooms

Past tense
bloomed

Past participle
bloomed

Present participle
blooming

  1. (intransitive) If something such as a flower blooms, it opens, or is reaching a state of fullness.
    The blue sky was the color of the sea, and flowers were blooming in the fields.
    She had a wide circle of friends and her life was in full bloom.
    Business is blooming on this busy street.

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