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profusion definition

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This page has 3 definitions of profusion in English and French. Profusion is a noun. Examples of how to use profusion in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

See also: profusión

English profusion definition

Etymology

From Middle French profusion, from Late Latin profusio

Pronunciation

Noun

profusion (countable and uncountable, plural profusions)

  1. abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
    His hair, in great profusion, streamed down over his shoulders.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VI
      We set the men at work felling trees, selecting for the purpose jarrah, a hard, weather-resisting timber which grew in profusion near by.
    • 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, pages 250-251:
      Elegant brick and stone buildings, with iron and glass canopies and decorative wooden scalloping and fencing—all evidencing care on the part of the architect to produce a pleasing, well-planned building—were submerged beneath a profusion of ill-conceived additions and camouflaged by vulgar paint schemes; and the original conception was lost.
  2. lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance

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French profusion definition

Noun

profusion f (plural profusions)

  1. profusion
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