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abundant

[uh-buhn-duh nt] /əˈbʌn dənt/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin abundant- (stem of abundāns) overflowing. See abound, -ant
Related forms
abundantly, adverb
preabundant, adjective
preabundantly, adverb
Synonyms
1. copious, profuse, overflowing. See plentiful. 2. teeming, rich.
Antonyms
1, 2. sparse, scarce.
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British Dictionary definitions for pre abundant

abundant

/əˈbʌndənt/
adjective
1.
existing in plentiful supply
2.
(postpositive) foll by in. 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
Word Origin
C14: from Latin abundant-, present participle of abundāre to abound
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Word Origin and History for pre abundant

abundant

adj.

late 14c., from Old French abundant and directly from Latin abundantem (nominative abundans) "overflowing," present participle of abundare "to overflow" (see abound). Related: Abundantly.

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