Lav"ish (?), a. [Akin to E. lave to lade out; cf. AS. gelafian to refresh, G. laben.]


Expending or bestowing profusely; profuse; prodigal; as, lavish of money; lavish of praise.


Superabundant; excessive; as, lavish spirits.

Let her have needful, but not lavish, means. Shak.

Syn. -- Profuse; prodigal; wasteful; extravagant; exuberant; immoderate. See Profuse.


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Lav"ish, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lavished (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Lavishing.]

To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.


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