from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Plentiful; copious.
- adj. Giving or given freely and abundantly; extravagant: were profuse in their compliments.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In great quantity or abundance.
- v. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint
- adj. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish.
- transitive v. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pour out; dispense liberally; lavish; squander.
- Liberal to excess; extravagant; lavish; prodigal: as, profuse hospitality; profuse expenditure.
- Abundant; exuberant; bountiful; copious: as, profuse ornament; profuse compliment.
- Synonyms Lavish, etc. See extravagant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
Peter Kemp further complains of the "pitiless prolixity" with which Aue tells his story and doubts "Aue's prodigious capacity to recall in profuse, minute detail all that was done and said ...."
32 The greater part of the nobles, who dissipated their fortunes in profuse luxury, found themselves poor in the midst of wealth, and idle in a constant round of dissipation.
Fruits and flowers, interwoven in heavy garlands and overflowing from baskets and urns, carry out the idea of profuse abundance.
But if there is a marked increase over the amount usual for the individual, if great weakness and prostration is produced, either at the time or afterward, it may be called profuse, and the cause may be either debility, that is weakness, or plethora, which means fullness.
'How thoroughly am I converted to the love of Jean Paul, and wonder at the indolence or shallowness which could resist so long, and call his profuse riches want of system!
Here they may produce an inflammation of the lining of the womb, causing severe pain and other symptoms, such as profuse discharge.
Anomalies of menstruation, such as profuse and irregularly recurring hemorrhages, can be readily explained, as they have no connection with menstruation at all, in fact, often occurring during amenorrhoea, and are due to other diseases (tumors, ulcers, displacements, etc.).
Mr. Ingram had suffered for many years from the most distressing symptoms, such as profuse offensive discharge from nose, stopping up of nose, sneezing, weak eyes and frequent headache.
Breathing During a Panic Attack In the throes of a panic attack, sufferers experience symptoms like heart racing, profuse sweating and feelings of suffocation.
Earlier in the week, Bill Hileman said his wife was screaming out, "Christina, Christina, let's get out of here!" in a morphine-induced haze and talking about "the holding of hands and then the realization that she's on the ground and the bleeding was profuse."