Definition of profusion in English:


Line breaks: pro|fu¦sion
Pronunciation: /prəˈfjuːʒ(ə)n


[in singular]
An abundance or large quantity of something: a rich profusion of flowers [mass noun]: the beautiful pink foxgloves growing in profusion among the ferns
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  • Nature's abundance and metamorphic energy stimulates a similar profusion in the poet.
  • The profusion reigning everywhere gave birth to luxury and pride.
  • The initiative aims to inspire more British people to take a short break in England and enjoy the profusion of high quality food and drink available.
abundance, lot, mass, host, plenitude, cornucopia, riot;
plethora, superfluity, superabundance, glut, surplus, surfeit;
informal sea, wealth
British informal shedload
Australian/New Zealand informal swag
rare nimiety


mid 16th century: via French from Latin profusio(n-), from profundere 'pour out'. Early use expressed the senses 'extravagance', 'squandering', and 'waste'.

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