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ex·u·ber·ant  audio  (g-zbr-nt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Full of unrestrained enthusiasm or joy.
  2. Lavish; extravagant.
  3. Extreme in degree, size, or extent.
  4. Growing, producing, or produced abundantly; plentiful: "Threads of her exuberant hair showed up at the bottom of the sink" (Anne Tyler). See Synonyms at profuse.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, overabundant, from Old French, from Latin exberns, exberant- present participle of exberre, to exuberate ; see exuberate

OTHER FORMS:
ex·uber·ant·ly(Adverb)


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