from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of blow1.
  • adj. Swollen or inflated; distended.
  • adj. Out of breath; panting.
  • adj. Flyblown.
  • adj. Formed by blowing: blown glass.
  • v. Past participle of blow3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • Fully expanded or opened, as a flower: as, “the blown rose,”

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

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


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



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