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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin profusus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɹəˈfjuːs/
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  • Rhymes: -uːs

AdjectiveEdit

profuse (comparative more profuse, superlative most profuse)

  1. In great quantity or abundance; liberal or generous to the point of excess.
    She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.
    profuse hospitality; profuse apologies; profuse expenditure
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton
      a green, shady bank, profuse of flowers

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VerbEdit

profuse (third-person singular simple present profuses, present participle profusing, simple past and past participle profused)

  1. (obsolete) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

profuse

  1. feminine singular of profus

ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

profuse

  1. third-person singular past historic of profondere

profuse f

  1. plural of profuso

LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

profūse

  1. vocative masculine singular of profūsus

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