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

 lav·ish /ˈlævɪʃ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lav·ish a.
 1. Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.
 2. Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.
    Let her have needful, but not lavish, means.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Lav·ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lavished p. pr. & vb. n. Lavishing.] To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the
             critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent
             gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his
             mother a quarter and he thought them munificent";
             "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity"; "his
             unstinted devotion"; "called for unstinting aid to
             Britain" [syn: munificent, overgenerous, prodigal,
              too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting]
      2: characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish
         buffet"; "a lucullan feast" [syn: lucullan, lush, plush,
      v : expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was
          showered with praise" [syn: shower]