[ pruh-lif-ik ]
/ prəˈlɪf ɪk /
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producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.
producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.
profusely productive or fruitful (often followed by in or of): a bequest prolific of litigations.
characterized by abundant production: a prolific year for tomatoes.
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Origin of prolific
synonym study for prolific
1, 2. See productive.
OTHER WORDS FROM prolific
pro·lif·i·ca·cy [pruh-lif-i-kuh-see], /prəˈlɪf ɪ kə si/, pro·li·fic·i·ty [proh-luh-fis-i-tee], /ˌproʊ ləˈfɪs ɪ ti/, pro·lif·ic·ness, nounpro·lif·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·pro·lif·ic, adjectivenon·pro·lif·ic·ness, noun
non·pro·lif·i·ca·cy, nounnon·pro·lif·i·cal·ly, adverbo·ver·pro·lif·ic, adjectiveo·ver·pro·lif·ic·ness, nouno·ver·pro·lif·i·cal·ly, adverbun·pro·lif·ic, adjectiveun·pro·lif·ic·ness, nounun·pro·lif·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use prolific in a sentence
He first came to the notice of big-team talent scouts as a prolific scorer for Vicenza, west of Venice.Paolo Rossi, Italian World Cup soccer hero, dies at 64|Phil Davison|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
The most prolific stock trader in the Senate, he bought and sold shares in companies that the committees he sits on have jurisdiction over.Sen. David Perdue Sold His Home to a Finance Industry Official Whose Organization Was Lobbying the Senate|by Robert Faturechi|December 10, 2020|ProPublica
When Blessing Amidu, a Lagos-based geologist, first had the idea for a feature-length animated movie in 2016, she paid a prolific Nollywood filmmaker to get the job done.How Nigeria’s first feature length animated movie was made|Yomi Kazeem|December 9, 2020|Quartz
I worked with a songwriter Markaholic who is super prolific.Nina West spreads holiday cheer in two new videos|Joey DiGuglielmo|December 5, 2020|Washington Blade
Not that she necessarily believed that her prolific schedule was a big deal.Trail Runner Andrea Huser Dies After Fall in the Alps|Martin Fritz Huber|December 3, 2020|Outside Online
British Dictionary definitions for prolific
/ (prəˈlɪfɪk) /
producing fruit, offspring, etc, in abundance
producing constant or successful results
(often foll by in or of) rich or fruitful
Derived forms of prolificprolifically, adverbprolificness or prolificacy, noun
Word Origin for prolific
C17: from Medieval Latin prōlificus, from Latin prōlēs offspring
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