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pro·fu·sion

 (prə-fyo͞o′zhən, prō-)
n.
1. The state of being profuse; abundance.
2. Lavish or unrestrained expense; extravagance.
3. A profuse outpouring or quantity: "A profusion of chiles—mild Anaheim to hot jalapeño—perks up everything" (Gene Bourg).

pro•fu•sion

(prəˈfyu ʒən)

n.
1. abundance; abundant quantity.
2. a great quantity or amount (often fol. by of).
3. lavish spending; extravagance.
[1535–45; < Latin]

Profusion

 an abundance; a large number.
Examples: profusion of ancestors, 1709; of blood, 1743; of commodities; of gifts, 1546; of ideas; of promises; of tomes, 1752.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profusion - the property of being extremely abundantprofusion - the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English"
abundance, copiousness, teemingness - the property of a more than adequate quantity or supply; "an age of abundance"
overgrowth - a profusion of growth on or over something else
greenness, verdancy, verdure - the lush appearance of flourishing vegetation
wilderness - a bewildering profusion; "the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups"; "a wilderness of masts in the harbor"

profusion

profusion

noun
2. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power, sight.
Translations
فَيْض، وَفْرَه، غَزارَه
záplava
væld
runsaustörsäysylenpalttisuusyltäkylläisyys
pazar bőség
ofgnótt
bollukçokluk

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒən] Nprofusión f, abundancia f
there was a profusion of wines to choose fromhabía una gran profusión or abundancia de vinos de entre los que elegir
orchids bloomed in profusionlas orquídeas florecieron profusamente or en abundancia
a profusion of colourun derroche de color, una gran profusión de color

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒən] n [flowers, plants] → profusion f
in profusion → à profusion

profusion

nÜberfülle f, → verschwenderische Fülle; trees in profusionBäume in Hülle und Fülle; his painting was a wild profusion of reds and bluessein Gemälde war eine Orgie in Rot und Blau

profusion

[prəˈfjuːʒn] nprofusione f, abbondanza
in profusion → a profusione

profuse

(prəˈfjuːs) adjective
(too) plentiful; excessive. profuse thanks.
proˈfusely adverb
proˈfusion (-ʒən) noun
(sometimes with a) (too) great abundance. a profusion of flowers.
References in classic literature ?
Here Meg meant to have a fountain, shrubbery, and a profusion of lovely flowers, though just at present the fountain was represented by a weather-beaten urn, very like a dilapidated slopbowl, the shrubbery consisted of several young larches, undecided whether to live or die, and the profusion of flowers was merely hinted by regiments of sticks to show where seeds were planted.
He was quite portly, with a profusion of gray hair, and small blue eyes which age had robbed of much of their brightness but none of their penetration.
By way of testing whether there were still a living germ in such ancient seeds, Holgrave had planted some of them; and the result of his experiment was a splendid row of bean-vines, clambering, early, to the full height of the poles, and arraying them, from top to bottom, in a spiral profusion of red blossoms.
He wore a profusion of ribbons on his garment, and gold lace on his hat, which was also encircled by a gold chain, and surmounted with a feather.
In the fullness of their revelry, they fluttered, chirping and frolicking from bush to bush, and tree to tree, capricious from the very profusion and variety around them.
He" of course was their uncle in Harley Street; and we lived in much profusion of theory that he might at any moment arrive to mingle in our circle.
Here palms, alpacas, and volcanoes; sun's disks and stars; ecliptics, horns-of-plenty, and rich banners waving, are in luxuriant profusion stamped; so that the precious gold seems almost to derive an added preciousness and enhancing glories, by passing through those fancy mints, so Spanishly poetic.
He could not talk very well, because his opponent's sword had cut his under-lip in two, and then the surgeon had sewed it together and overlaid it with a profusion of white plaster patches; neither could he eat easily, still he contrived to accomplish a slow and troublesome luncheon while the last duel was preparing.
She was extremely pretty, with a profusion of auburn hair, and a few very tiny freckles, to which she constantly alluded, as no one could possibly detect them without noting her porcelain skin and her curling lashes.
The laurels at Maple Grove are in the same profusion as here, and stand very much in the same wayjust across the lawn; and I had a glimpse of a fine large tree, with a bench round it, which put me so exactly in mind
fine girls of sixteen and seventeen) had grey beaver hats, then in fashion, shaded with ostrich plumes, and from under the brim of this graceful head-dress fell a profusion of light tresses, elaborately curled; the elder lady was enveloped in a costly velvet shawl, trimmed with ermine, and she wore a false front of French curls.
To see Miss Mowcher standing over him, looking at his rich profusion of brown hair through a large round magnifying glass, which she took out of her pocket, was a most amazing spectacle.