1 prolific, abundant, or profuse
2 generous; unstinting; liberal
3 extravagant; prodigal; wasteful
4 tr to give, expend, or apply abundantly, generously, or in profusion
(C15: adj use of lavas profusion, from Old French lavasse torrent, from Latin lavare to wash)
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