1. Botany A state or time of flowering.
a. A gradual process of unfolding or developing.
b. The point or time of greatest vigor; the culmination. See Synonyms at bloom1.
a. A deposit that results from the process of efflorescing. Also called bloom1.
b. The process of efflorescing.
4. Medicine Redness, a rash, or an eruption on the skin.
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