- 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(of plants, animals, etc.) producing a lot of fruit, flowers, young, etc. prolific plant growth
- 3able to produce enough food, etc. to keep many animals and plants alive prolific rivers
- 4existing in large numbers a pop star with a prolific following of teenage fans
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NAmE//prəˈlɪfɪkli//adverb to write prolifically animals that breed prolifically