AskDefine | Define prolific

Dictionary Definition

prolific adj
1 intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination" [syn: fecund, fertile]
2 bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree" [syn: fertile]

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English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • ˌpɻəˈlɪf.ɪk, ˌpɻoʊˈlɪf.ɪk
Rhymes: -ɪfɪk

Synonyms

Adjective

  1. Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in great abundance—applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
  2. Similarly producing results or works in abundance

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