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Topic: BUSINESS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: lucrativus, from lucrari 'to gain', from lucrum; LUCRE

lucrative

adjective
     
lu‧cra‧tive
B a job or activity that is lucrative lets you earn a lot of money [= profitable]
lucrative business/market/contract etc
He inherited a lucrative business from his father.
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