abundant

[uh-buhn-duhnt]
adjective
1.
present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water.
2.
well supplied; abounding: a river abundant in salmon.
3.
richly supplied: an abundant land.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin abundant- (stem of abundāns) overflowing. See abound, -ant

abundantly, adverb
preabundant, adjective
preabundantly, adverb


1. copious, profuse, overflowing. See plentiful. 2. teeming, rich.


1, 2. sparse, scarce.
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abundant (əˈbʌndənt)
 
adj (foll by in)
1.  existing in plentiful supply
2.  having a plentiful supply (of)
3.  (of a chemical element or mineral) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other elements or minerals in the earth's crust or some other specified environment
4.  (of an isotope) occurring to an extent specified in relation to other isotopes in a mixture of isotopes
 
[C14: from Latin abundant-, present participle of abundāre to abound]

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abundant
late 14c., from O.Fr. abundant, from L. abundantem (nom. abundans) "overflowing," prp. of abundare "to overflow" (see abound).
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Example sentences
Below 11508/7 it becomes less abundant ( < 2% of the Pumice is not abundant except in 11509/7 (cf.
New York, abundant in amenities from theater to nail salons, is famous for its
  paucity of public toilets.
Since maples have abundant surface roots, they do well in relatively shallow
  and broad containers.
Each contributed a favorite dish to the fresh, abundant feast.
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