lavish ADJECTIVE 1) sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious. 2) giving or given in profusion.
VERB (usu. lavish on) give or spend in abundant or extravagant quantities.
DERIVATIVES lavishly adverb lavishness noun.
ORIGIN originally in the sense «profusion»: from Old French lavasse 'deluge of rain' , from Latin lavare 'to wash' .

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