Prolific meaning

prə-lĭfĭk
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.

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Turning out many products of the mind.

A prolific scholar or poet.

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Producing many young or much fruit.
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Fruitful; abounding.
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Producing or characterized by abundant works or results.

A prolific artist; a prolific period in a writer's life.

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Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile.

A prolific variety of grape.

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Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance "” applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
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Similarly producing results or works in abundance.
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Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile.

A prolific variety of grape.

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Origin of prolific

  • French prolifique from Medieval Latin prōlificus Latin prōlēs prōl- offspring al-2 in Indo-European roots Latin -ficus -fic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1640-1650: from French prolifique, from Latin proles (“offspring") and facere (“to make").

    From Wiktionary