Definitions

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  • adj. Fully developed; adult

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. .
  • adj. Having reached the limits of growth; mature; fully developed; -- used mostly of living organisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Grown to full size or maturity.

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

  • adj. (of animals) fully developed

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Examples

  • (The boy, Dani, is now a full-grown secular Palestinian who lives in Jerusalem but declines to take Israeli citizenship.)

    Lost in the Levant

  • Is it possible for a full-grown turkey to weigh only seven pounds?

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • When they moved, Hap saw a full-grown deer coming at him, hovering off the ground with its four legs stabbing at the air.

    End of Time

  • Most of all, I wanted to descend from on high, made a mental note to talk to Miriam about building a platform strong enough to support and lower a two-hundred-pound man and a full-grown Harley.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • She is prodigal of the individual and is satisfied with one match out of many mismatches, just as she is satisfied that of a million cod eggs one only should develop into a full-grown cod.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • To the right, dipping down into a hollow and rising again, was a large, full-grown eucalyptus grove.

    Chapter XIX

  • As in his cubhood he had been made to feel his smallness and puniness on the day he first came in from the Wild to the village of Grey Beaver, so now, in his full-grown stature and pride of strength, he was made to feel small and puny.

    The Southland

  • Struck in flank by two full-grown fox - terriers, he was slashed and rolled on the deck.

    CHAPTER VI

  • Another day a full-grown wolf, fresh-caught from the Wild, was shoved in through the door of the pen.

    Reign of Hate

  • Once, a full-grown female lynx was secured, and this time White Fang fought for his life.

    Reign of Hate

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