from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Swollen or inflated; distended.
  • adjective Out of breath; panting.
  • adjective Flyblown.
  • adjective Formed by blowing.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Fully expanded or opened, as a flower: as, “the blown rose,”
  • Swelled; inflated.
  • Spongy or porous from the presence of bubbles of air or gas: said of metal castings.
  • Stale from exposure, as to air or flies; hence, tainted; unsavory: as, blown drink (obsolete); blown meat; a blown reputation. See flyblown.
  • Out of breath; tired; exhausted: as, “their horses much blown,”
  • In farriery, having the stomach distended by gorging green food: said of cattle.
  • Emptied by blowing, as an egg.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle Opened; in blossom or having blossomed, as a flower.
  • past participle Swollen; inflated; distended; puffed up, as cattle when gorged with green food which develops gas.
  • past participle Stale; worthless.
  • past participle Out of breath; tired; exhausted.
  • past participle Covered with the eggs and larvæ of flies; fly blown.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective distended, swollen or inflated
  • adjective panting and out of breath
  • adjective Formed by blowing
  • adjective Under the influence of drugs, especially marijuana.
  • verb Past participle of blow

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being moved or acted upon by moving air or vapor
  • adjective breathing laboriously or convulsively


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Middle English blawen, from Old English bláƿan (bláwan), past participle of bláƿen (bláwen).


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