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lucrative

[loo-kruh-tiv]
adjective
profitable; moneymaking; remunerative: a lucrative business.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English lucratif (< Middle French) < Latin lucrātīvus gainful, equivalent to lucrāt(us) (past participle of lucrārī to make a profit, gain by economy; see lucre) + -īvus -ive

lucratively, adverb
lucrativeness, noun
nonlucrative, adjective
nonlucratively, adverb
nonlucrativeness, noun
unlucrative, adjective
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lucrative (ˈluːkrətɪv)
 
adj
producing a profit; profitable; remunerative
 
[C15: from Old French lucratif; see lucre]
 
'lucratively
 
adv
 
'lucrativeness
 
n

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lucrative
early 15c., from L. lucrativus "gainful, profitable," from lucratus, pp. of lucrari "to gain," from lucrum "gain, profit" (see lucre).
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