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Blossom \Blos"som\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blossomed; p. pr. & vb. n. Blossoming.] [AS. bl?stmian. See Blossom, n.]

  1. To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.

    The moving whisper of huge trees that branched And blossomed.

  2. To flourish and prosper; to develop into a superior type.

    Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit.
    --Isa. xxvii. 6.

  3. to appear or grow as if by blossoming; to spread out rapidly.


vb. (en-past of: blossom)

Usage examples of "blossomed".

She waited, still in concealment, until bright lights blossomed around the trailing edges of the fins, pulsing in a danger array.

And as he stared at it, he imagined that he himself was such an alembic, simmering away inside just like this one, out of which there likewise gushed a distillate, but a better, a newer, an unfamiliar distillate of those exquisite plants that he tended within him, that blossomed there, their bouquet unknown to anyone but himself, and that with their unique scent he could turn the world into a fragrant Garden of Eden, where life would be relatively bearable for him, olfactorily speaking.

Hyacinth, bending fondly over the little ones that blossomed by her side.

His words came out in a bubble of the liquid, and only when more pain blossomed on his body did he learn she had heard him.

Australian walking sticks feed on a rare Borneo orchid that has blossomed this day.

As the Year of Dryjhna approached, such symbols blossomed in chaotic profusion, every wall in every city a scroll of secret code.

Some waxed bright and energetic, while others blossomed faintly in fitful rhythm.

Scoring his palm, he let his blood fall in scarlet drops, and anemones blossomed where it fell.

My blood leapt in answer and my cheek blossomed with heat where she touched me.

Pain, unexpected, blossomed in me like an old acquaintance come to visit, the scent of crushed ferns filling my nose.

Crocuses blossomed in purple, white and yellow, and trees were hazed with leaf-buds.

The Sacred Name blossomed like a rose within me, swelling to fill every part, until there was no room left for any trace of fear.