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Friday word: Lucrative

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

Example:

"....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 http://enw.org/1895_Nursing.htm)

Etymology:

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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