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

  Prolific \Pro*lif"ic\, a. [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles
     offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to
     nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or
        fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to
        plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; --
        usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous
        production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a
        prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Bot.) Proliferous.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  prolific
      adj 1: intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund
             imagination" [syn: fecund, fertile, prolific]
      2: bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are
         extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree" [syn: prolific,
         fertile]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "prolific":
     abounding, abundant, alive with, blooming, bounteous, bountiful,
     breeding, bristling, bursting, bursting out, conceptive,
     conceptual, copious, crawling, creative, crowded, crowding,
     diffuse, diffusive, effusive, esemplastic, extravagant, exuberant,
     fecund, fertile, flourishing, formless, fructiferous, fruitful,
     generous, germinal, gushing, gushy, ideational, ideative,
     imaginative, in profusion, ingenious, inspired, inventive,
     jam-packed, jammed, lavish, lush, luxuriant, notional, original,
     originative, overflowing, packed, plenteous, plentiful, pleonastic,
     populous, pregnant, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive,
     proliferating, proliferous, propagating, redundant, reiterative,
     repetitive, reproducing, reproductive, rich, rife, seminal,
     shaping, spawning, studded, superabundant, swarming, tautologous,
     teeming, thick, thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thriving,
     thronged, thronging, uberous, visioned
  
  

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