AskDefine | Define profusion

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profusion n : the property of being extremely abundant [syn: profuseness, richness, cornucopia]

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  1. abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
    His hair, in great profusion, streamed down over his shoulders.
  2. lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance


  • Finnish: runsaus, ylenpalttisuus, yltäkylläisyys
lavish or imprudent expenditure
  • Finnish: törsäys

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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