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lucrative

adjective lu·cra·tive \ˈlü-krə-tiv\

: producing money or wealth

Full Definition of LUCRATIVE

:  producing wealth :  profitable
lu·cra·tive·ly adverb
lu·cra·tive·ness noun

Examples of LUCRATIVE

  1. The business has proved to be highly lucrative.
  2. <the hired gun's mission was to turn the failing store into a lucrative operation>
  3. Clubs take care of their star and other best players first, paying them lucrative salaries. By the time they get to the bottom half of the roster, they would not have enough money left to pay veterans worthwhile salaries … —Murray Chass, New York Times, 16 Aug. 1994

Origin of LUCRATIVE

Middle English lucratif, from Middle French, from Latin lucrativus, from lucratus, past participle of lucrari to gain, from lucrum
First Known Use: 15th century

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