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[foo l-bod-eed] /ˈfʊlˈbɒd id/
of full strength, flavor, richness, etc.:
full-bodied wine; full-bodied writing.
Origin of full-bodied
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Like a full-bodied but tight-bodiced dowager, she devoutly hopes she will not have to grow any fatter.

  • She was full-bodied and soft, but well-shaped in spite of a trace of plumpness.

    The Ties That Bind Walter Miller
  • All the way down Berkeley Square the bishop was in full-bodied struggle with himself.

    Soul of a Bishop H. G. Wells
  • The Hilary voices were all thin, not rich and full-bodied, like Rosalind's.

    Dangerous Ages Rose Macaulay
  • It's not the season for a Burgundy or even a full-bodied claret.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for full-bodied


having a full rich flavour or quality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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