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full

adjective  /fʊl/ us  

full adjective (CONTAINING A LOT)

having or containing a lot: The glass is full, so be careful not to spill it. This sweater is full of holes. You’re always so full of energy. Don’t talk with your mouth full (= with food in your mouth)! I have a full schedule (= a lot of activities planned) next week.

full adjective (ATE ENOUGH)

having eaten so much that you do not want to eat any more: I’m so full I couldn’t eat another bite.

full adjective (WHOLE)

[not gradable] including all of something or everything; whole: What should we do on our last full day in New York?

full adjective (GREATEST POSSIBLE)

[not gradable] the greatest possible; maximum : We don’t make full use of our basement. My roommate’s stereo was on full blast (= as loudly as possible).

full adjective (LARGE)

[-er/-est only] (of clothing) loose or containing a lot of material, or (of the body) large and rounded: full face/lips/mouth The dress was tight at the waist with a very full skirt and puffy sleeves.

full adjective (STRONG)

[-er/-est only] (of a flavor, sound, or smell) strong or deep: A cello has a fuller sound than a violin.

full

adverb [not gradable]  /fʊl/ us  

full adverb [not gradable] (DIRECTLY )

directly: The biting wind was blowing full in his face.
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