Complete Definition of "prolific"

English

Etymology
1640-1650: from French prolifique, from Latin proles 'offspring' + facere 'to make'.

Pronunciation
IPA|ËpÉ»ÉËlɪf.ɪk, ËpÉ»oÊËlɪf.ɪk
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪfɪk|-ɪfɪk

Synonyms
fertile

Adjective
en-adj
#Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in great abundanceâapplied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
#Similarly producing results or works in abundance
#* A prolific author

Translations
trans-top|Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in great abundance
Croatian: plodan, rodan, obilan
trans-mid
Finnish: hedelmällinen, satoisa (of plants)
trans-bottom

trans-top|Similarly producing results or works in abundance
Croatian: plodan
trans-mid
Finnish: tuottelias
trans-bottom

Derived terms
prolificacy
prolificity
prolificness
prolifically

References
R:Webster 1913

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