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Bloomnoun

A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.

Effloresceverb

To burst into bloom; to flower.

Bloomnoun

Flowers, collectively.

Effloresceverb

Of something hidden: to come forth, to emerge; also, to reach full glory or power.

Bloomnoun

(uncountable) The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open.

‘The cherry trees are in bloom.’;

Effloresceverb

Senses relating to chemistry.

Bloomnoun

(figuratively) A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor/vigour; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms.

‘the bloom of youth’;

Effloresceverb

Of a substance: to change from being crystalline to powdery by losing water of crystallization.

Bloomnoun

The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc.

Effloresceverb

Of a salt: to seep through some material (bricks, concrete, earth, rock, etc.) in a dissolved state, and then crystallize on a surface in a powdery form.

Bloomnoun

Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness.

Effloresceverb

Of the surface of a material: to become covered with a powdery salt (as described in sense 3.2).

Bloomnoun

The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

Effloresceverb

To blossom forth.

Bloomnoun

A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

Effloresceverb

To change on the surface, or throughout, to a whitish, mealy, or crystalline powder, from a gradual decomposition, esp. from the loss of water, on simple exposure to the air; as, Glauber's salts, and many others, effloresce.

Bloomnoun

(mineralogy) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals.

‘the rose-red cobalt bloom’;

Effloresceverb

To become covered with a whitish crust or light crystallization, from a slow chemical change between some of the ingredients of the matter covered and an acid proceeding commonly from an external source; as, the walls of limestone caverns sometimes effloresce with nitrate of calcium in consequence of the action of nitric acid formed in the atmosphere.

Bloomnoun

(culinary) A white area of cocoa butter that forms on the surface of chocolate when warmed and cooled.

Effloresceverb

burst forth into or as if into flower;

‘These manifestations effloresced in the past’;

Bloomnoun

(television) An undesirable halo effect that may occur when a very bright region is displayed next to a very dark region of the screen.

Effloresceverb

assume crystalline form; become crystallized

Bloomnoun

The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.

Effloresceverb

become encrusted with crystals due to evaporation

Bloomverb

(transitive) To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

Bloomverb

(transitive) To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

Bloomverb

(intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.

Bloomverb

Of a person, business, etc, to flourish; to be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigour; to show beauty and freshness.

Bloomnoun

A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.

‘The rich blooms of the tropics.’;

Bloomnoun

The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom.

Bloomnoun

A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.

‘Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.’;

Bloomnoun

The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow.

‘A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.’;

Bloomnoun

The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.

Bloomnoun

A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.

Bloomnoun

A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.

Bloomnoun

A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling.

Bloomverb

To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.

‘A flower which onceIn Paradise, fast by the tree of life,Began to bloom.’;

Bloomverb

To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers.

‘A better country blooms to view,’;

Bloomverb

To cause to blossom; to make flourish.

‘Charitable affection bloomed them.’;

Bloomverb

To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant.

‘While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.’;

Bloomnoun

the organic process of bearing flowers;

‘you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed’;

Bloomnoun

reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts

Bloomnoun

the best time of youth

Bloomnoun

a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health

Bloomnoun

the period of greatest prosperity or productivity

Bloomnoun

a powdery deposit on a surface

Bloomverb

produce or yield flowers;

‘The cherry tree bloomed’;

Bloomnoun

a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty

‘an exotic bloom’;

Bloomnoun

the state or period of flowering

‘the apple trees were in bloom’;

Bloomnoun

the state or period of greatest beauty, freshness, or vigour

‘I am no longer in the bloom of youth’;

Bloomnoun

a youthful or healthy glow in a person's complexion

‘her face had lost its usual bloom’;

Bloomnoun

a delicate powdery surface deposit on certain fresh fruits, leaves, or stems

‘the bloom on a plum’;

Bloomnoun

a greyish-white appearance on chocolate caused by cocoa butter rising to the surface.

Bloomnoun

short for algal bloom

Bloomnoun

a full, bright sound in a recording

‘the remastering has lost some of the bloom of the strings’;

Bloomnoun

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

‘an 18-foot-long steel bloom emerges red-hot from a new reheat furnace’;

Bloomnoun

an unworked mass of puddled iron.

Bloomverb

produce flowers; be in flower

‘a chalk pit where cowslips bloomed’;

Bloomverb

come into or be in full beauty or health; flourish

‘the children had bloomed in the soft Devonshire air’;

Bloomverb

(of fire, colour, or light) become radiant and glowing

‘colour bloomed in her cheeks’;

Bloomverb

coat (a lens) with a special surface layer so as to reduce reflection from its surface.

Bloomverb

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

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