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profusion

[pruh-fyoo-zhuh n] /prəˈfyu ʒən/
noun
1.
abundance; abundant quantity.
2.
a great quantity or amount (often followed by of).
3.
lavish spending; extravagance.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin profūsiōn- (stem of profūsiō) a pouring out, extravagance, orig. libation; see profuse, fusion
Can be confused
abundance, plenty, profusion (see synonym study at plenty)
perfusion, profusion.
Synonyms
1. copiousness, bounty. See plenty. 3. prodigality, profligacy, excess, waste.
Antonyms
1. scarcity.
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profusion

n.

1540s, from Middle French profusion (16c.) and directly from Late Latin profusionem (nominative profusio) "a pouring out," noun of action from past participle stem of profundere (see profuse).

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