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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).]
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|Adj.||1.||abounding - existing in abundance; "abounding confidence"; "whiskey galore"|
abundant - present in great quantity; "an abundant supply of water"
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adjective abundant, full, rich, filled, flowing, rank, flourishing, flush, lavish, ample, prolific, overflowing, plentiful, exuberant, teeming, copious, replete, bountiful, luxuriant, profuse, well-provided, well-supplied, thick on the ground, bounteous, superabundant, plenteous a garden abounding with colour
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