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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 ?
But if magnificence and splendor were displayed in any one particular part of this palace more than another, - if anything could be preferred to the wonderful arrangement of the interior, to the sumptuousness of the gilding, and to the profusion of the paintings and statues, it would be the park and gardens of Vaux.
Four large and gorgeous Sevres vases, in which bloom a profusion of sweet and vivid flowers, occupy the slightly rounded angles of the room.
Her hair, thick and dark like her mother's, fell over her shoulders in fine profusion, and she had the same kindly expression and sedate, untroubled eyes.
Books and ornaments were scattered about in profusion, and the shaggy man thought he had never seen so many pretty things in one place before.
That gray-haired man," she said, indicating an old man with a profusion of silver-gray curly hair, who was surrounded by ladies laughing at something he said.
The young girl, whilst the prisoner was mounting the staircase, appeared at the narrow door of her chamber, which opened on that very flight of steps; and, holding the lamp in her right hand, she at the same time lit up her pretty blooming face, surrounded by a profusion of rich wavy golden locks, whilst with her left she held her white night-dress closely over her breast, having been roused from her first slumber by the unexpected arrival of Van Baerle.
Numerous exquisite dishes, which seemed to descend from heaven, were placed successively before the guests, and the richest wines of France flowed in profusion during this splendid repast, served nine hundred feet beneath the surface of the earth!
They rattled on through the noisy, bustling, crowded street of London, now displaying long double rows of brightly-burning lamps, dotted here and there with the chemists' glaring lights, and illuminated besides with the brilliant flood that streamed from the windows of the shops, where sparkling jewellery, silks and velvets of the richest colours, the most inviting delicacies, and most sumptuous articles of luxurious ornament, succeeded each other in rich and glittering profusion.
For this he had, he knew, given sufficient occasion, by the utmost profusion of tenderness towards her: a tenderness which he had taken every means to persuade her he would always maintain.
Nevertheless, on the pavement of the squalid and wide thoroughfare, whose poverty in all the amenities of life stood foolishly exposed by a mad profusion of gas-lights, their resemblance to each other was so pronounced as to strike the casual passers-by.
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.
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.