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See also: profusión
- (General American) IPA(key): /pɹoʊˈfjuʒən/, /pɹəˈfjuʒən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /pɹə(ʊ)ˈfjuːʒən/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -uːʒən
- Hyphenation: pro‧fu‧sion
- abundance; the state of being profuse; a cornucopia
- His hair, in great profusion, streamed down over his shoulders.
- 1918 September–November, Edgar Rice Burroughs, “The Land That Time Forgot”, in The Blue Book Magazine, Chicago, Ill.: Story-press Corp., →OCLC; republished as chapter VI, in Hugo Gernsback, editor, Amazing Stories, (please specify |part=I, II, or III), New York, N.Y.: Experimenter Publishing, 1927, →OCLC:
- We set the men at work felling trees, selecting for the purpose jarrah, a hard, weather-resisting timber which grew in profusion near by.
- 1962 October, Brian Haresnape, “Focus on B.R. passenger stations”, in Modern Railways, pages 250–251:
- Elegant brick and stone buildings, with iron and glass canopies and decorative wooden scalloping and fencing—all evidencing care on the part of the architect to produce a pleasing, well-planned building—were submerged beneath a profusion of ill-conceived additions and camouflaged by vulgar paint schemes; and the original conception was lost.
- 2022 July 18, “Italian pride in a leader's humility”, in The Christian Science Monitor:
- Elected leaders face a profusion of mega-pressure points these days – inflation, heat waves, high debt, or the pandemic.
- lavish or imprudent expenditure; prodigality or extravagance
lavish or imprudent expenditure
profusion f (plural profusions)