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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pro·fuse /prəˈfjus, pro-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fuse a.
 1. Pouring forth with fullness or exuberance; bountiful; exceedingly liberal; giving without stint; as, a profuse government; profuse hospitality.
    A green, shady bank, profuse of flowers.   --Milton.
 2. Superabundant; excessive; prodigal; lavish; as, profuse expenditure. Profuse ornament.”
 Syn: -- Lavish; exuberant; bountiful; prodigal; extravagant.
 Usage: Profuse, Lavish, Prodigal. Profuse denotes pouring out (as money, etc.) with great fullness or freeness; as, profuse in his expenditures, thanks, promises, etc. Lavish is stronger, implying unnecessary or wasteful excess; as, lavish of his bounties, favors, praises, etc.  Prodigal is stronger still, denoting unmeasured or reckless profusion; as, prodigal of one's strength, life, or blood, to secure some object.  --Dryden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pro·fuse v. t. To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : produced or growing in extreme abundance; "their riotous
            blooming" [syn: exuberant, lush, luxuriant, riotous]