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copious

adjective uk   /ˈkəʊ.pi.əs/ us    /ˈkoʊ-/
in large amounts, or more than enough: They drank copious amounts of wine. He took copious notes during the lecture.Plenty and abundant
copiously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
We ate and drank copiously at the party.Plenty and abundant
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