Definition of profusion noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//prəˈfjuːʒn//
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈfjuːʒn//
[singular + singular or plural verb, uncountable] (formal or literary)
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a very large quantity of something synonym abundance a profusion of colours Roses grew in profusion against the old wall. Word Originmid 16th cent.: via French from Latin profusio(n-), from profundere ‘pour out’. Early use expressed the senses ‘extravagance’, ‘squandering’, and ‘waste’.
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