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1 being more than enough without being excessive
  • claimed that the needy were already receiving abundant help from both the government and charitable organizations

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2 possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified
  • a savory soup that is abundant with kale, potatoes, and linguica

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plentiful, ample, abundant, copious mean more than sufficient without being excessive. plentiful implies a great or rich supply. peaches are plentiful this summer ample implies a generous sufficiency to satisfy a particular requirement. ample food to last the winter abundant suggests an even greater or richer supply than does plentiful. streams abundant with fish copious stresses largeness of supply rather than fullness or richness. copious examples of bureaucratic waste

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The first known use of abundant was in the 14th century

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“Abundant.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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