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prolific

pro·lif·ic

prolific

 
 
pronunciation:
pr lI fihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: producing young or new growth in abundance; fertile.
Weeds are highly prolific plants.
synonyms:
fecund, fertile
antonyms:
barren
similar words:
fruitful, generative, lush, luxuriant, luxurious, productive, proliferative, yielding
definition 2: creating new works or ideas in abundance; productive.
Charles Dickens was a prolific author who completed fourteen novels.
synonyms:
fecund, productive
antonyms:
unproductive
similar words:
creative, fertile, generative
derivations: prolifically (adv.), prolificness (n.)
Word Parts
The word prolific contains the following part:
-fic Latin adjective-forming suffix that means making, doing, causing
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The suffix -fic occurs in adjectives that are Latin loanwords, and hence attaches to bases that are Latin noun roots. It is a form of "fer, lat2, -late".