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exuberant

[ ig-zoo-ber-uhnt ]
/ ɪgˈzu bər ənt /
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adjective
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant: an exuberant welcome for the hero.
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
extremely good; overflowing; plentiful: exuberant health.
profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant: exuberant vegetation.
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Origin of exuberant

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin exūberant- (stem of exūberāns), present participle of exūberāre, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + ūberāre to be fruitful (derivative of ūber fertile); see -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for exuberant

exuberant
/ (ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt) /

adjective
abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
lavish or effusive; excessively elaborateexuberant compliments
growing luxuriantly or in profusion

Derived forms of exuberant

exuberance, nounexuberantly, adverb

Word Origin for exuberant

C15: from Latin exūberāns, from ūberāre to be fruitful, from ūber fertile
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Medical definitions for exuberant

exuberant
[ ĭg-zōōbər-ənt ]

adj.
Proliferating or growing excessively.
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