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[ pruh-fyoo-zhuhn ]


  1. abundance; abundant quantity.

    Synonyms: copiousness, bounty

    Antonyms: scarcity

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

    Synonyms: waste, excess, profligacy, prodigality

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Word History and Origins

Origin of profusion1

First recorded in 1535–45; rom Latin profūsiōn- (stem of profūsiō ) “a pouring out, extravagance,” originally, “libation”; profuse, fusion
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Example Sentences

They start talking about stuff like quantum energy fields, or about profusion of blood in Spect images.

These seemed to be emerging in bewildering profusion from experiments at ever-higher energies.

Nature’s heterogeneity therefore carves out spaces for a profusion of organisms.

Suffice it to say, solutions to the profusion of cheap plastic and plastic waste are available.

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A famous image of inventor Nikola Tesla shows him casually sitting on a chair, legs crossed, taking notes—oblivious to the profusion of artificial lightning rending the air meters away.

Despite the profusion of products, the star—as the U.N. clearly knows—will always be Posh herself.

In 2009, he said asylum-seekers "will bring with them a profusion of diseases."

Yet no age has ever produced a greater profusion of writers who foresaw vividly and rivetingly the impending explosions.

It explains why fairytales boast such a profusion of curses, dragons, witches, and potions.

The garden at the rear was bright with a profusion of spring flowers and sheltered with ornamental trees and vines.

They found it not composed entirely of ashes and tin cans, either, although both of these were there in great profusion.

Cards of invitation from the most distinguished personages rained down upon the fortunate veteran in profusion.

Great tropical trees grew in wild profusion, while gorgeous vegetation abounded.

The malecontents at the coffeehouses of London murmured at this profusion, and accused William of ostentation.


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