Examples of profusion in a Sentence
The flowers grow in profusion.
apples grow in profusion in this valley
Recent Examples of profusion from the Web
Ironically, the profusion of crappy levels created huge demand for quality level designers.
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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.
First Known Use of profusion
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Definition of profusion for English Language Learners
: a large amount of something
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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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