AskDefine | Define profuse

Dictionary Definition

profuse adj : produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous blooming" [syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant, riotous]

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  • /prəˈfjuːs/
  • /pr@"fju:s/


  1. In great quantity or abundance.
    She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.





Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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