- IPA: /pɹəˈfjuːs/
- 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
profuse (profuses, present participle profusing; past and past participle profused)