pre abundant


present in great quantity; more than adequate; oversufficient: an abundant supply of water.
well supplied; abounding: a river abundant in salmon.
richly supplied: an abundant land.

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. Unabridged
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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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Word Origin & History

late 14c., from O.Fr. abundant, from L. abundantem (nom. abundans) "overflowing," prp. of abundare "to overflow" (see abound).
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