prof·it·able /ˈprɑfətəbəl, ˈprɑftəbəl/
Prof·it·a·ble a. Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession.
What was so profitable to the empire became fatal to the
-- Prof*it*a*ble*ness, n. -- Prof*it*a*bly, adv.
adj 1: yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on
the stock market" [ant: unprofitable]
2: promoting benefit or gain; "a profitable meeting to resolve
3: providing profit; "a profitable conversation"
4: productive of profit; "a profitable enterprise"; "a fruitful
meeting" [syn: fruitful]