ple·thor·ic (plĕ-thôrĭk, -thŏr-, plĕthə-rĭk)
a. Excessive in quantity; superabundant: "this successful industry of England, with its plethoric wealth" (Thomas Carlyle).
b. Excessive in style; turgid: plethoric prose.
2. Characterized by an overabundance of blood.
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