• IPA: /pɹəˈfjuːs/


  1. In great quantity or abundance; liberal or generous to the point of excess.
    She grew profuse amounts of zucchini and pumpkins.
    profuse hospitality; profuse apologies; profuse expenditure
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 7”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      On a green shadie Bank profuse of Flours
Translations Verb

profuse (profuses, present participle profusing; past and past participle profused)

  1. (obsolete) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.

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