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exuberant

[ig-zoo-ber-uh nt] /ɪgˈzu bər ənt/
adjective
1.
effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant:
an exuberant welcome for the hero.
2.
abounding in vitality; extremely joyful and vigorous.
3.
extremely good; overflowing; plentiful:
exuberant health.
4.
profuse in growth or production; luxuriant; superabundant:
exuberant vegetation.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Latin exūberant- (stem of exūberāns), present participle of exūberāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + ūberāre to be fruitful (derivative of ūber fertile); see -ant
Related forms
exuberantly, adverb
overexuberant, adjective
overexuberantly, adverb
unexuberant, adjective
unexuberantly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for overexuberant

exuberant

/ɪɡˈzjuːbərənt/
adjective
1.
abounding in vigour and high spirits; full of vitality
2.
lavish or effusive; excessively elaborate: exuberant compliments
3.
growing luxuriantly or in profusion
Derived Forms
exuberance, noun
exuberantly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin exūberāns, from ūberāre to be fruitful, from ūber fertile
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Word Origin and History for overexuberant

exuberant

adj.

mid-15c., from Middle French exubérant and directly from Latin exuberantem (nominative exuberans) "overabundance," present participle of exuberare "be abundant, grow luxuriously," from ex- "thoroughly" + uberare "be fruitful," related to uber "udder," from PIE root *eue-dh-r- (see udder). Related: Exuberantly; exuberate; exuberating.

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overexuberant in Medicine

exuberant ex·u·ber·ant (ĭg-zōō'bər-ənt)
adj.
Proliferating or growing excessively.

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