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profusion

noun pro·fu·sion \-ˈfyü-zhən\

: a large amount of something

Full Definition of PROFUSION

1
:  lavish expenditure :  extravagance
2
:  the quality or state of being profuse
3
:  great quantity :  lavish display or supply <snow falling in profusion>

Examples of PROFUSION

  1. The flowers grow in profusion.
  2. <apples grow in profusion in this valley>

First Known Use of PROFUSION

1545

Related to PROFUSION

Synonyms
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, lot, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonyms
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
PROFUSION Defined for Kids

profusion

noun pro·fu·sion \prə-ˈfyü-zhən\

Definition of PROFUSION for Kids

:  a plentiful supply :  plenty

Word Root of PROFUSION

The Latin word fundere, meaning to pour, and its form fūsus give us the roots fund and fus. Words from the Latin fundere have something to do with pouring. To refund is to pour someone's money back to her or him. Confusion exists when too many things are poured together so that they become uncertain and unclear. A profusion is a great quantity that seems to have been poured forth from a plentiful supply.

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