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adjective  /ˈprɑf·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/ us  
resulting in or likely to result in a profit or a benefit: a profitable business I try to make profitable use of my time.
noun [U]  /ˌprɑf·ɪ·t̬əˈbɪl·ɪ·t̬i/ us  
He revealed plans to restore the magazine’s profitability.
adverb  /ˈprɑf·ɪ·t̬ə·bli/ us  
We can operate profitably within that market.
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