Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Lucrative

Lucrative (adj): \ˈlü-krə-tiv\: producing wealth : profitable
— lu·cra·tive·ly adverb
— lu·cra·tive·ness noun


"....Of late, however, there has been a decided reaction, and nursing can no longer be regarded as a lucrative calling...." (From "An 1895 Look at Nursing", which can be found at


Middle English lucratif, from Middle French, from Latin lucrativus, from lucratus, past participle of lucrari to gain, from lucrum, gain.

First Known Use: 15th century
Tags: adjective, l, latin, wordsmith: med_cat

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