from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abundantly; plentifully; profusely.
  • Largely; fully; amply; diffusely.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a copious manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a copious manner.

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

  • adverb in an abundant manner


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