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profuse

[ pruh-fyoos, proh‐ ]
/ prəˈfyus, proʊ‐ /
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adjective

spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in): profuse praise.
made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
abundant; in great amount.

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Origin of profuse

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere “to pour out or forth”; see pro-1, fuse2

synonym study for profuse

1. See lavish. 3. See ample.

OTHER WORDS FROM profuse

pro·fuse·ly, adverbpro·fuse·ness, nounun·pro·fuse, adjectiveun·pro·fuse·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for profuse

profuse
/ (prəˈfjuːs) /

adjective

plentiful, copious, or abundantprofuse compliments
(often foll by in) free or generous in the giving (of)profuse in thanks

Derived forms of profuse

profusely, adverbprofuseness or profusion, noun

Word Origin for profuse

C15: from Latin profundere to pour lavishly
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