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 for profuse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profuse \Pro*fuse"\, a. [L. profusus, p. p. of profundere to
     pour forth or out; pro forward, forth + fundere to pour: cf.
     F. profus. See Fuse to melt.]
     1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful;
        exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse
        government; profuse hospitality.
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              A green, shady bank, profuse of flowers. --Milton.
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     2. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse
        expenditure. "Profuse ornament." --Kames.
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     Syn: Lavish; exuberant; bountiful; prodigal; extravagant.
  
     Usage: Profuse, Lavish, Prodigal. Profuse denotes
            pouring out (as money, etc.) with great fullness or
            freeness; as, profuse in his expenditures, thanks,
            promises, etc. Lavish is stronger, implying
            unnecessary or wasteful excess; as, lavish of his
            bounties, favors, praises, etc. Prodigal is stronger
            still, denoting unmeasured or reckless profusion; as,
            prodigal of one's strength, life, or blood, to secure
            some object. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Profuse \Pro*fuse"\, v. t.
     To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to
     squander. [Obs.] --Chapman.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  profuse
      adj 1: produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous
             blooming" [syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant,
             profuse, riotous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "profuse":
     abounding, abundant, affluent, aggrandized, alive with,
     all-sufficing, ample, amplified, aplenty, ballyhooed, bighearted,
     bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bristling, bursting,
     considerable, copious, crawling, crowded, crowding, diffuse,
     diffusive, disproportionate, dissipative, easy come, easy go,
     effuse, effusive, epidemic, exaggerated, excessive, exhaustless,
     exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, exuberant, fat, fecund, fertile,
     flush, formless, free, freehanded, freehearted, fruitful, full,
     galore, generous, giving, gracious, grandiloquent, greathearted,
     gushing, gushy, handsome, high-flown, hospitable, hyperbolic,
     immoderate, in plenty, in profusion, in quantity, incontinent,
     inexhaustible, inflated, inordinate, intemperate, jam-packed,
     jammed, large, largehearted, lavish, liberal, lush, luxuriant,
     magnanimous, magnified, many, maximal, much, munificent, numerous,
     open, openhanded, openhearted, opulent, overdone, overdrawn,
     overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overflowing,
     overgenerous, overgreat, overlarge, overlavish, overliberal,
     overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overwrought,
     packed, penny-wise and pound-foolish, plenitudinous, plenteous,
     plentiful, plenty, pleonastic, populous, pound-foolish, prevailing,
     prevalent, princely, prodigal, productive, profligate, profusive,
     proliferating, prolific, puffed, rampant, redundant, reiterative,
     repetitive, replete, rich, rife, riotous, running over,
     spendthrift, stintless, stretched, studded, superabundant,
     superlative, swarming, tautologous, teeming, thick, thick as hail,
     thick with, thick-coming, thriving, thronged, thronging, touted,
     ungrudging, unselfish, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting, wasteful,
     wealthy, well-found, well-furnished, well-provided, well-stocked,
     wholesale
  
  

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