Definition of prolific adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//prəˈlɪfɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//prəˈlɪfɪk//
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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
  5. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin prolificus, from Latin proles ‘offspring’.Extra examples The kiwi fruit is known for its prolific yield and good export price. a prolific author/​writer/​composer a prolific scorer/​striker
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