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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. intellectually productive;
- Example: "a prolific writer"
- Example: "a fecund imagination"
[syn: fecund, fertile, prolific]

2. bearing in abundance especially offspring;
- Example: "flying foxes are extremely prolific"
- Example: "a prolific pear tree"
[syn: prolific, fertile]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Prolific \Pro*lif"ic\, a. [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the quality of generating; producing young or fruit; generative; fruitful; productive; -- applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.; -- usually with the implied idea of frequent or numerous production; as, a prolific tree, female, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. Serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil. [1913 Webster] 3. (Bot.) Proliferous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

prolific adj 1: intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination" [syn: fecund, fertile, prolific] 2: bearing in abundance especially offspring; "flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree" [syn: prolific, fertile]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

86 Moby Thesaurus words for "prolific": abounding, abundant, alive with, blooming, bounteous, bountiful, breeding, bristling, bursting, bursting out, conceptive, conceptual, copious, crawling, creative, crowded, crowding, diffuse, diffusive, effusive, esemplastic, extravagant, exuberant, fecund, fertile, flourishing, formless, fructiferous, fruitful, generous, germinal, gushing, gushy, ideational, ideative, imaginative, in profusion, ingenious, inspired, inventive, jam-packed, jammed, lavish, lush, luxuriant, notional, original, originative, overflowing, packed, plenteous, plentiful, pleonastic, populous, pregnant, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, proliferating, proliferous, propagating, redundant, reiterative, repetitive, reproducing, reproductive, rich, rife, seminal, shaping, spawning, studded, superabundant, swarming, tautologous, teeming, thick, thick as hail, thick with, thick-coming, thriving, thronged, thronging, uberous, visioned