Abu'ndant. adj. [abundans, Lat.]
Good the more
Communicated, more abundant grows;
The author not impair'd, but honour'd more. Par. Lost, b. v.
If the vessels are in a state of too great rigidity, so as not to yield, a strong projectile motion occasions their rupture, and hæmorrhages; especially in the lungs, where the blood is abundant. Arbuthnot on Aliments.
- Fully stored. It is followed sometimes by in, commonly by with.
The world began but some ages before these were found out, and was abundant with all things at first; and men not very numerous; and therefore were not put so much to the use of their wits, to find out ways for living commodiously. Burnet's Theory of the Earth.
- It is applied generally to things, sometimes to persons.
The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering and abundant in goodness and truth. Exod. xxxiv. 6.