Meaning of BLOOMING in English


I. adjective

Etymology: from present participle of bloom (III)

1. : having blooms unfolding : flowering

a blooming violet

also : attaining full development or improved status

2. : thriving in health, beauty, and vigor : exhibiting the freshness and beauties of youth or health


[probably euphemism for bloody ]

slang — used as a generalized intensive

a blooming fool

— compare bloody 6

• bloom·ing·ly adverb

• bloom·ing·ness noun -es

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: from gerund of bloom (III)

1. : bloom

2. : the process of coating the surface of glass (as of a lens) with a film designed to increase transmission of light through the glass by reducing loss due to reflection

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: bloom (I) + -ing

metallurgy : the process of making blooms

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