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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Latin
Origin: copiosus, from copia 'large amounts', from co- ( CO-) + ops 'wealth'

copious

adjective
     
co‧pi‧ous [usually before noun]
existing or being produced in large quantities:
He could drink copious amounts of beer without ill effect.
She listened to me and took copious notes.
copiously adverb:
Then she wept copiously.

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