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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The state of being profuse; abundance.
  • n. Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance.
  • n. A profuse outpouring or quantity: "A profusion of chiles—mild Anaheim to hot jalapeño—perks up everything” ( Gene Bourg).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
  • n. lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who is profuse; a lavishing or pouring out without sting.
  • n. Abundance; exuberant plenty; lavish supply.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Profuse or extravagant expenditure; prodigality; lavishment; waste.
  • n. Abundance; lavish supply; superfluity.
  • n. Synonyms Abundance, Exuberance, etc. (see plenty), lavishness, superabundance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the property of being extremely abundant

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