prolific

[pruh-lif-ik]
adjective
1.
producing offspring, young, fruit, etc., abundantly; highly fruitful: a prolific pear tree.
2.
producing in large quantities or with great frequency; highly productive: a prolific writer.
3.
profusely productive or fruitful (often followed by in or of ): a bequest prolific of litigations.
4.
characterized by abundant production: a prolific year for tomatoes.

Origin:
1640–50; < Medieval Latin prōlificus fertile. See prolicide, -fic

prolificacy [pruh-lif-i-kuh-see] , prolificity [proh-luh-fis-i-tee] , prolificness, noun
prolifically, adverb
nonprolific, adjective
nonprolificness, noun
nonprolificacy, noun
nonprolifically, adverb
overprolific, adjective
overprolificness, noun
overprolifically, adverb
unprolific, adjective
unprolificness, noun
unprolifically, adverb


1, 2. teeming, fecund, abundant. See productive.


1. barren.
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prolific (prəˈlɪfɪk)
 
adj (often foll by in or of)
1.  producing fruit, offspring, etc, in abundance
2.  producing constant or successful results
3.  rich or fruitful
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin prōlificus, from Latin prōlēs offspring]
 
pro'lifically
 
adv
 
pro'lificness
 
n
 
pro'lificacy
 
n

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prolific
1650, from Fr. prolifique, from M.L. prolificus, from L. proles "offspring" + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). L. proles is from PIE *pro-al-, from *pro- "forth" + *al- "to grow, nourish."
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Example sentences
Soft yellow wintertime flowers are small but prolific and long lasting.
Within a few days the prolific economist produced two papers.
Some, especially those who are hooked on drugs, are persistent and prolific.
About half of its energy comes from burning coal, a prolific producer of
  greenhouse gases.
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