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Profusion


PROFU'SION, s. s as z. [Latin profusio.]

1. Lavishness; prodigality; extravagance of expenditures; as, to waste an estate by profusion

What meant thy pompous progress through the empire,

Thy vast profusion to the factious nobles?

2. Lavish effusion.

He was desirous to avoid not only profusion but the least effusion of christian blood.

3. Rich abundance; exuberant plenty. The table contained a profusion of dainties. Our country has a profusion of food for man and beast.

The raptur'd eye

The fair profusion yellow autumn, spies.