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Main Entry: 1lavˇish
Pronunciation: primarystresslav-ish
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English lavas "an abundance," probably from early French lavasse, lavache "a downpour of rain," derived from Latin lavare "to wash" --related to LAUNDRY, LAVATORY, LOTION
1 : spending or giving more than is necessary : EXTRAVAGANT <lavish with praise>
2 : spent, produced, or given freely <lavish gifts>
- lavˇishˇly adverb
- lavˇishˇness noun

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