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

 prof·it·able /ˈprɑfətəbəl, ˈprɑftəbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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
 emperor.   --Arbuthnot.
 -- Prof*it*a*ble*ness, n. -- Prof*it*a*bly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]