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English definition of “profusion”

profusion

noun [S or U]     /prəˈfjuː.ʒən/ formal
an extremely large amount of something: I was remarking on the recent profusion of books and articles on the matter . She'd never seen flowers so beautiful and in such profusion.Masses and large amounts of things
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