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1. spending or giving freely, often to excess; extravagant (often fol. by in): profuse in their praise.
2. made or done freely and abundantly: profuse apologies.
3. abundant; in great amount.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin profūsus, past participle of profundere to pour out or forth. See pro-1, fuse2]
pro•fuse′ly, adv.
pro•fuse′ness, n.
syn: See lavish.
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