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full-blooded

[foo l-bluhd-id] /ˈfʊlˈblʌd ɪd/
adjective
1.
of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred:
a full-blooded Cherokee.
2.
vigorous; virile; hearty:
full-blooded enjoyment.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
Related forms
full-bloodedness, noun
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Examples for full-blooded
  • She is full-blooded enough-a sometimes amusing gargoyle-to require a substantial amount of technique.
  • She was the chief of her nation, as well as its only full-blooded member.
  • But neither full-blooded libertarians nor allegedly liberty-loving tea-party enthusiasts really care much about governing.
  • It would be naive to urge or expect either country to become a full-blooded democracy in a trice.
  • All this stands in the way of a full-blooded recovery.
  • He was too large to have been a full-blooded reindeer.
British Dictionary definitions for full-blooded

full-blooded

adjective
1.
(esp of horses) of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred
2.
having great vigour or health; hearty; virile
Derived Forms
full-bloodedness, noun
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