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Definition of "profusion" []

  • The state of being profuse; abundance. (noun)
  • Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance. (noun)
  • A profuse outpouring or quantity: "A profusion of chiles—mild Anaheim to hot jalapeño—perks up everything” ( Gene Bourg). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "profusion" in a sentence
  • "The guard said, in profusion of the class-struggle snetiment."
  • "They blossom in profusion by the creek near here a week or so before Mothers 'Day."
  • "Incidentally, the village's name, Tupátaro, means "place of reeds or bulrushes", plants that still thrive in profusion today on the shores of nearby Lake Patzcuaro and are widely used in making modern handicrafts."