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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: lavish 'too great quantity' (15-16 centuries), from Old French lavasse 'heavy rain', from laver 'to wash'

lavish

1 adjective
     
lav‧ish1
1 large, impressive, or expensive:
a royal palace on a lavish scale
The food was lavish.
2 very generous
lavish with/in
We were always lavish with financial aid in times of crisis.
He was always lavish in his praise of my efforts.
lavishly adverb:
their lavishly illustrated catalogue
lavishness noun [uncountable]

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