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Dictionary Definition

blooming adj : (used of persons) informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)] n : the organic process of bearing flowers; "you will stop all bloom if you let the flowers go to seed" [syn: bloom]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. In the context of "metallurgy": The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.



  1. Opening in blossoms; flowering.
  2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor, vigour; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.
  3. In the context of "British|euphemistic": bloody (in its vulgar senses).



opening in blossoms
thriving in health, beauty and vigor/vigour
euphemism for "bloody"


  1. present participle of bloom

Extensive Definition

The term bloom usually refers to the general expression describing the aesthetic experience of one or more flowers on a flowering plant. Also used as a metaphor for young people at the peak of their beauty or health. See also Blossom.
However, it can also refer to the following:



  • Bloom is the name for an unconsolidated mass of iron metal, mixed with remains of slag and charcoal that is produced in the 'bloomery' process, i.e. the direct reduction of iron metal from terrestrial ores by smelting. The same term is used for a similar mass of iron metal produced in the finery process.
  • Bloom is also the name for a section of steel, with the dimensions of 630mm wide, 400mm high and 6m long. Compare with billet and slab.
  • Bloom filter is a probabilistic method to find a subset of a given set.
  • Charge-coupled device bloom is a property of CCD image sensors that causes charge from the potential well of one pixel to overflow into others.
  • Blooming (laser) is an effect of laser beams and particle beams in air. See Directed-energy weapon#Blooming
  • Bloom (test) is a test to measure the strength of a gel or gelatin.
  • Bloom (shader effect) is a graphics effect used in modern 3D computer games.
  • Bloom is also used to refer to the whitish covering which sometimes appears on improperly tempered chocolate.
  • Bloom is used to refer to the glaucous, bluish appearance of plant surfaces covered with epicuticular wax
  • Bloom is a term used by meat cutters to describe the effect of opening old brownish packages of hamburger meat, the brownish meat "blooms" when exposed to air and turns red again.


  • A bloom can be a large swarm (or "smack") of jellyfish.
  • The phenomenon of algal bloom.
  • Bloom on fruit such as plums or grapes is a white or bluish covering. Once thought to be wild yeast cells, it is now known to be waxy coverings to the epidermal cells of the fruit, presumably intended to provide some protection from environmental damage.

People named Bloom



  • Bloom Public School is a K-12 school located in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India.
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