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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rife \Rife\, a. [AS. r[imac]f abundant, or Icel. r[imac]fr munificent; akin to OD. riff, rijve, abundant.] 1. Prevailing; prevalent; abounding. [1913 Webster] Before the plague of London, inflammations of the lungs were rife and mortal. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] Even now the tumult of loud mirth Was rife, and perfect in may listening ear. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Having power; active; nimble. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What! I am rife a little yet. --J. Webster. [1913 Webster] -- Rife"ly, adv. -- Rife"ness, n. [1913 Webster]