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Definition of prolific adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of an artist, a writer, etc.) producing many works, etc. a prolific author a prolific goalscorer one of the most prolific periods in her career Picasso was extremely prolific during his Cubist years. Few composers can match his prolific output.
  2. 2(of plants, animals, etc.) producing a lot of fruit, flowers, young, etc. prolific plant growth
  3. 3able to produce enough food, etc. to keep many animals and plants alive prolific rivers
  4. 4existing in large numbers a pop star with a prolific following of teenage fans
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adverb to write prolifically animals that breed prolifically
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