Someone or something that is prolific is fruitful or highly productive. A prolific songwriter can churn out five hit tunes before breakfast.

A prolific writer cranks out two novels a year, and a prolific rabbit has baby bunnies every few months. The word comes from combining the medieval Latin prolificus (“offspring”) with a form of facere (“to make or do”). It can also connote something taking root and growing, like prolific poison ivy that takes over the yard.

Definitions of prolific
  1. adjective
    intellectually productive
    “a prolific writer”
    synonyms: fecund, fertile
    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
  2. adjective
    bearing in abundance especially offspring
    “flying foxes are extremely prolific
    “a prolific pear tree”
    synonyms: fertile
    productive or conducive to producing in abundance
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