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pro·lif·ic

(prō-lif'ik),
Fruitful; bearing many children or offspring.
[L. proles, offspring, + facio, to make]

prolific

(prə-lĭf′ĭk)
adj.
Producing offspring or fruit in great abundance; fertile: a prolific variety of grape.

pro·lif′i·ca·cy (-ĭ-kə-sē), pro·lif′ic·ness (-ĭk-nĭs) n.
pro·lif′i·cal·ly adv.

prolific

[lif′ik]
Etymology: L, proles, offspring, ferre, to bear
highly productive.

prolific

(pro-lif'ik) [L. prolificus]
Fruitful; reproductive. Synonym: fertile
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Cleveland Police were sending out 100 cards yesterday to the most prolific offenders, in the hope of deterring them from committing crimes over the festive season.
Peter Watt, the NSPCC's director of child protection, said: "There's no doubt that Savile is one of the most, if not the most, prolific sex offender that we at the NSPCC have ever come across.
The figures show the 367 prolific offenders have been arrested 10,733 times (around 29 times each) and convicted 10,999 times.
The dedicated unit, called Gobaith - Welsh for "hope" - has been set up at Barry Police Station by the Safer Vale Partnership and is part of the Home Office's Prolific and Priority Offender Scheme.
Prolific offenders such as these are targeted by strategies, implemented by police, probation officers and youth offending teams, to get them to give up their life of crime.
PK) high performance PROLIFIC series street lights now line the streets of Banyeres de Mariola Alicante, Spain.
The cards are being sent to almost 900 prolific or priority offenders across the force area who are known to the police as people who commit large volumes of crime.
HIS name is Prolific, but winners of the Richmond Stakes tend not to be.
A SCHEME to tackle prolific offenders has a new focus.
TARGETING North Tyneside's most prolific criminals has led to them committing fewer crimes, being arrested less, and savings of almost pounds 150,000.
Yet she held more than 200 aspiring young dancers and professionals spellbound as she graciously shared stories from her prolific career and answered questions during an informal gathering.
Jack's work was prolific and included in excess of 50 books as well as letters and radio broadcasts.