profusion-of

profusion

[pruh-fyoo-zhuhn]
noun
1.
abundance; abundant quantity.
2.
a great quantity or amount (often followed by of ).
3.
lavish spending; extravagance.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin profūsiōn- (stem of profūsiō) a pouring out, extravagance, orig. libation; see profuse, fusion

1. abundance, plenty, profusion (see synonym study at plenty) ; 2. perfusion, profusion.


1. copiousness, bounty. See plenty. 3. prodigality, profligacy, excess, waste.


1. scarcity.
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profusion
1540s, from L. profusionem (nom. profusio) "a pouring out," from profusus (see profuse).
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