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fecund, fertile, prolificadjective
"a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination"
bearing in abundance especially offspring
"flying foxes are extremely prolific"; "a prolific pear tree"
Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
Similarly producing results or works in abundance
Etymology: 1640-1650: from prolifique, from proles and facere.
Prolific can be generally defined as someone or something that is highly productive, creative, or influential and produces a large amount or variety of work, accomplishments, or output.
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
serving to produce; fruitful of results; active; as, a prolific brain; a controversy prolific of evil
Etymology: [F. prolifique, fr. L. proles offspring (from pro for, forward + the root of alere to nourish) + facere to make. See Adult, Old, and Fact.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
-al, prō-lif′ik, -al, adj. bringing forth offspring: producing young or fruit: productive: bringing about results: (bot.) applied to a flower from which another is produced.—ns. Prolif′icacy, Prolif′icness.—adv. Prolif′ically.—n. Prolificā′tion, the generation of young animals or plants: (bot.) development of a shoot from an organ normally ultimate. [Fr. prolifique—L. proles (for pro-oles), offspring, facĕre, to make.]
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The numerical value of prolific in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of prolific in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Johannes Meintjes… is one of the more articulate South Africans of his generation. A prolific painter, he is also a fluent author in both English and Afrikaans. With unresting curiosity about South African national and regional history, he seems blessedly free from political or racial bias, and when he writes of nations or persons in conflict is alert to what is good or bad on both sides.
Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female. And did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.
Whate?er the work a man performs, The most effective aid to its completion? The most prolific source of true success? Is energy, without despondency.
The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.
I do think that there's reason to believe if you're a prolific artist and going into your late 60s you'd at least start to think about mortality, and when you get older, this applies to me (as well), you think about the things you want to do and how it will be perceived by your children one day. The opposite of the frontal trajectory, there's almost a biographical aspect to it, you know? So maybe you change your thinking.
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- غزير الإنتاجArabic
- prolíficCatalan, Valencian
- frugtbar, produktivDanish
- produktiv, fruchtbarGerman
- tuottoisa, satoisa, tuottelias, hedelmällinenFinnish
- prolifique, fécondFrench
- bisiúil, torthúilIrish
- vruchtbaar, productiefDutch
- урожа́йный, продукти́вный, плодови́тый, оби́льный, плодоно́сныйRussian
- bereketli, velüt, verimli, üretken, münbit, doğurgan, yediveren, mahsûldarTurkish
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