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[uh-buhn-duh nt]
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  1. present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water.
  2. well supplied with something; abounding: a river abundant in salmon.
  3. richly supplied, as with resources: an abundant land.
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Origin of abundant

1325–75; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin abundant- (stem of abundāns) overflowing. See abound, -ant
Related formsa·bun·dant·ly, adverbpre·a·bun·dant, adjectivepre·a·bun·dant·ly, adverb


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1. copious, profuse, overflowing. See plentiful. 2, 3. teeming, rich.


1–3. sparse, scarce.
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  1. veryhe made his disagreement with her abundantly clear
  2. plentifully; in abundance
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  1. existing in plentiful supply
  2. (postpositive foll by in) having a plentiful supply (of)
  3. (of a chemical element or mineral) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other elements or minerals in the earth's crust or some other specified environment
  4. (of an isotope) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other isotopes in a mixture of isotopes
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Word Origin

C14: from Latin abundant-, present participle of abundāre to abound
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Word Origin and History for abundantly



late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) "overflowing," present participle of abundare "to overflow" (see abound). Related: Abundantly.

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