Prof"it*a*ble (?), a. [F. profitable.]

Yielding or bringing profit or gain; gainful; lucrative; useful; helpful; advantageous; beneficial; as, a profitable trade; profitable business; a profitable study or profession.

What was so profitable to the empire became fatal to the emperor. Arbuthnot.

-- Prof"it*a*ble*ness, n. -- Prof"it*a*bly, adv.


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