pro·​flu·​ent ˈprä-ˌflü-ənt How to pronounce profluent (audio)
prō-ˈflü- How to pronounce profluent (audio)
: flowing copiously or smoothly

Word History


Middle English, from Latin profluent-, profluens, present participle of profluere to flow forth, from pro- forth + fluere to flow — more at pro-, fluid

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of profluent was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Profluent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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