Definition of profusion
- snow falling in profusion
The flowers grow in profusion.
apples grow in profusion in this valley
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A profusion is literally a "pouring forth", so a profusion of gifts is a wealth or abundance of gifts. A profusely illustrated book is filled to overflowing with pictures. A bad social error should be followed by profuse apologies, and profound gratitude should be expressed with profuse thanks.
: a large amount of something
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