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profitable

[prof-i-tuh-buh l] /ˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
yielding profit; remunerative:
a profitable deal.
2.
beneficial or useful.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see profit, -able
Related forms
profitability, profitableness, noun
profitably, adverb
nonprofitability, noun
nonprofitable, adjective
nonprofitablely, adverb
nonprofitableness, noun
subprofitable, adjective
subprofitableness, noun
subprofitably, adverb
Synonyms
2. advantageous, valuable, helpful.
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British Dictionary definitions for profitably

profitable

/ˈprɒfɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
affording gain, benefit, or profit
Derived Forms
profitably, adverb
profitableness, profitability, noun
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Word Origin and History for profitably

profitable

adj.

c.1300, "yielding benefit, useful," from profit (v.) + -able or from Old French profitable, porfitable. Specific sense of "money-making" is attested from 1758. Related: Profitably.

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