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co·pi·ous  audio  (kp-s) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Yielding or containing plenty; affording ample supply: a copious harvest. See Synonyms at plentiful.
  2. Large in quantity; abundant: copious rainfall.
  3. Abounding in matter, thoughts, or words; wordy: "I found our speech copious without order, and energetic without rules" (Samuel Johnson).

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Latin cpisus, from cpia, abundance; see op- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
copi·ous·ly(Adverb), copi·ous·ness(Noun)


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