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bloom

1
1. a fine whitish coating on the surface of fruits, leaves, etc., consisting of minute grains of a waxy substance
2. Ecology a visible increase in the algal constituent of plankton, which may be seasonal or due to excessive organic pollution

bloom

2
a rectangular mass of metal obtained by rolling or forging a cast ingot

Bloom

 

a semifinished, metallurgical product made of steel, with a square cross section of more than 140 mm on a side, obtained from ingots by rolling in a rolling mill, the so-called blooming mill.


Bloom

 

a solid, spongy mass of iron (with a low carbon, sulfur, phosphorus, and silicon content) with slag inclusions that fill the pores and cavities. It may be obtained either directly from ore by reducing it at 1250°-1350°C or from pig iron.

bloom

[blüm]
(botany)
An individual flower. Also known as blossom.
To yield blossoms.
The waxy coating that appears as a powder on certain fruits, such as plums, and leaves, such as cabbage.
(ecology)
A colored area on the surface of bodies of water caused by heavy planktonic growth.
(engineering)
Fluorescence in lubricating oils or a cloudy surface on varnished or enameled surfaces.
To apply an antireflection coating to glass.
(geology)
(graphic arts)
A milky or foggy defect that may appear on the surface of a varnished painting; caused by moisture.
(materials)
Crystals formed on the surface of treated wood by exudation and evaporation of the solvent in preservative solutions.
(metallurgy)
A semifinished bar of metal formed from an ingot and having a rectangular cross section exceeding 36 square inches (232 square centimeters).
To hammer or roll metal in order to make its surface bright.
(mineralogy)
(optics)
Color of oil in reflected light, differing from its color in transmitted light. Also known as fluorescence.

bloom

1. The formation of a thin film of material on the surface of paint causing it to appear lower in gloss and milky in color. It varies in composition depending on the nature of the paint, drying conditions, etc., and may sometimes be removed with a damp cloth.
2. A type of efflorescence that appears on brickwork.
3. A discoloration or change in appearance of the surface of a rubber product (as sulfur bloom and wax bloom) caused by the migration of a liquid or solid to the surface.
4. A defect on a freshly varnished surface, appearing as a cloudy film.
5. A surface film on glass; usually results from the deposition of smoke or vapor.
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Beginning with Hazlitt, who set out in 1817 to support Pope's claim that "'every single character in Shakespear, is as much an individual, as those in life itself'" Pechter demonstrates effectively that Bloom reverts to traditions much older than Bradley's.
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Bloom tried to make sense of where she was now, in relation to where they were at the end of their lives.
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Rose pink, anemone-like 3 1/2-inch semidouble blooms splashed with white.
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Bloom Energy is creating a new way for generating energy and changing the dynamics of electrical production and distribution throughout the world.
Leading consultant, Heberger Engineering, will provide support for the construction work at Bloom Central, Bloom Properties said in a statement.
Hani Shammah, CEO of bloom, said: "We understand that the majority of buyers following the change in our economic environment are end-users, buying property to live in, as opposed to a speculative investment.
I have a potted tree rose, ``Just Joey,'' that had six cycles of bloom this year because I remembered to keep giving it a mix of dry and liquid all-purpose fertilizer.