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

 rife /ˈraɪf/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rife a.
 1. Prevailing; prevalent; abounding.
    Before the plague of London, inflammations of the lungs were rife and mortal.   --Arbuthnot.
 Even now the tumult of loud mirth
 Was rife, and perfect in may listening ear.   --Milton.
 2. Having power; active; nimble. [Obs.]
    What! I am rife a little yet.   --J. Webster.
 -- Rife*ly, adv. -- Rife*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: encountered generally especially at the present time; "the
             prevailing opinion was that a trade war could be
             averted"; "the most prevalent religion in our area";
             "speculation concerning the books author was rife"
             [syn: prevailing, prevalent]
      2: excessively abundant [syn: overabundant, plethoric]