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Meaning of PLETHORA

Pronunciation:  'plethuru

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"
 

PLETHORA is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: embarrassment, nimiety, overplus, superfluity
 
 See Also: excess, excessiveness, inordinateness, redundance, redundancy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pleth"o*ra\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to be or become
full. Cf. {Pleonasm}.]
1. Overfullness; especially, excessive fullness of the blood
   vessels; repletion; that state of the blood vessels or of
   the system when the blood exceeds a healthy standard in
   quantity; hyper[ae]mia; -- opposed to an[ae]mia.

2. State of being overfull; excess; superabundance.

         He labors under a plethora of wit and imagination.
                                               --Jeffrey.

 
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 Related Terms: amplitude, avalanche, congestion, deluge, embarras de richesses, engorgement, enough, extravagance, extravagancy, flood, flood tide, full, fullness, glut, high tide, high water, hyperemia, impletion, inundation, landslide, lavishness, many, money to burn, more than enough, much, overabundance, overaccumulation, overbounteousness, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge, overcopiousness, overdose, overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overkill, overlavishness, overload, overluxuriance, overmeasure, overmuch, overmuchness, overnumerousness, overplentifulness, overplenty, overplus, overpopulation, overprofusion, overspill, oversufficiency, oversupply, overweight, plenitude, plenty, prodigality, redundancy, repletion, satiety, saturation, saturation point, spate, spring tide, superabundance, superfluity, superflux, supersaturation, surcharge, surfeit, surplus, surplusage
 

 

 

 

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