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Meaning of PLETHORA

Pronunciation:  'plethuru

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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