[ pruh-fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ prəˈfyu ʒən /


abundance; abundant quantity.
a great quantity or amount (often followed by of).
lavish spending; extravagance.

Nearby words

  1. profoundly deaf,
  2. profumo,
  3. profundity,
  4. profuse,
  5. profusely,
  6. profusive,
  7. prog,
  8. prog rock,
  9. prog.,
  10. progametangium

Origin of profusion

1535–45; < Latin profūsiōn- (stem of profūsiō) a pouring out, extravagance, orig. libation; see profuse, fusion

SYNONYMS FOR profusion
1. copiousness, bounty. See plenty. 3. prodigality, profligacy, excess, waste.

Can be confusedabundance plenty profusion (see synonym study at plenty)perfusion profusion Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper