adjective pro·fuse \prə-ˈfyüs, prō-\

: given, produced, or existing in large amounts

Full Definition of PROFUSE

:  pouring forth liberally :  extravagant <profuse in their thanks>
:  exhibiting great abundance :  bountiful <a profuse harvest>
pro·fuse·ly adverb
pro·fuse·ness noun

Origin of PROFUSE

Middle English, from Latin profusus, past participle of profundere to pour forth, from pro- forth + fundere to pour — more at found
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of PROFUSE

profuse, lavish, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant mean giving or given out in great abundance. profuse implies pouring forth without restraint <profuse apologies>. lavish suggests an unstinted or unmeasured profusion <a lavish party>. prodigal implies reckless or wasteful lavishness threatening to lead to early exhaustion of resources <prodigal spending>. luxuriant suggests a rich and splendid abundance <a luxuriant beard>. lush suggests rich, soft luxuriance <a lush green lawn>. exuberant implies marked vitality or vigor in what produces abundantly <an exuberant imagination>.
PROFUSE Defined for Kids


adjective pro·fuse \prə-ˈfyüs\

Definition of PROFUSE for Kids

:  very plentiful
pro·fuse·ly adverb <She apologized profusely.>


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