abounding


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Related to abounding: indomitable, vehemently

a·bound

 (ə-bound′)
intr.v. a·bound·ed, a·bound·ing, a·bounds
1. To be great in number or amount: "In areas where scorpions abound, spider populations are generally kept in check" (Natalie Angier).
2. To have something in great numbers or amounts. Often used with in or with: "Neanderthal sites ... abound with artifacts, including scrapers, choppers, hand axes, and knives" (Philip and Carol Zaleski). See Synonyms at teem1.

[Middle English abounden, from Old French abonder, from Latin abundāre, to overflow : ab-, away; see ab-1 + undāre, to flow (from unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.abounding - existing in abundanceabounding - existing in abundance; "abounding confidence"; "whiskey galore"
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"

abounding

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