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English definition of “lucrative”


adjective     /ˈluːkrətɪv/
earning or producing a lot of money : He gave up a lucrative career as a lawyer to look after his kids . The contest for this potentially lucrative market has been intense .extremely/highly/very lucrative This business is highly lucrative. a lucrative business / contract / deal
lucratively /ˈluːkrətɪvli/ US   /-ṱɪv-/ adverb
(Definition of lucrative adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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