- The definition of prolific is being fruitful or producing abundant amounts of anything.
- An example of prolific is a mother cat who has a more than an average amount of litters per year.
- An example of prolific is a writer who produces an abundance of material.
- producing many young or much fruit
- turning out many products of the mind: a prolific scholar or poet
- fruitful; abounding: often with in or of
Origin: Fr prolifique from Midieval Latin prolificus from Classical Latin proles (gen. prolis), offspring from pro-, pro- plush base of alere, to nourish (see aliment) plush facere, to make, do
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- Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile.
- Producing abundant works or results: a prolific artist. See Synonyms at fertile.
Origin: French prolifique, from Medieval Latin prōlificus : Latin prōlēs, prōl-, offspring; see al-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.
- pro·lifˈi·ca·cy , pro·lifˈic·ness noun
- pro·lifˈi·cal·ly adverb