- abundance; abundant quantity.
- a great quantity or amount (often followed by of).
- lavish spending; extravagance.
Origin of profusion
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Examples from the Web for profusion
Despite the profusion of products, the star—as the U.N. clearly knows—will always be Posh herself.What The Hell is Posh Spice Doing At The UN?
September 29, 2014
In 2009, he said asylum-seekers "will bring with them a profusion of diseases."Beholden To The Anti-"Infiltrator" Vote?
October 29, 2012
It explains why fairytales boast such a profusion of curses, dragons, witches, and potions.Desperately Seeking Prince Charming
September 23, 2009
It is tall, with a profusion of very large globular flowers.The Mayflower, January, 1905
The profusion too, the rich and lavish bounty, of that goodly tavern!Barnaby Rudge
She had been weeping, and her hair had fallen in profusion around her shoulders.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
The sides are ribbed with rocks, among which the cyclamens grow in profusion.Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land</p>
Henry Van Dyke
The stalls of the sovereigns and knights exhibit a profusion of rare carving.
Word Origin and History for profusion
1540s, from Middle French profusion (16c.) and directly from Late Latin profusionem (nominative profusio) "a pouring out," noun of action from past participle stem of profundere (see profuse).