(?), n. [L. proruptio, fr. prorumpere, proruptum, to break forth; pro forth + rumpere to break.] The act or state of bursting forth; a bursting out. [R.] Sir T. Browne.
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(?), } a. [L. prosaius, from prosa prose: cf. F,. prosaque. See Prose.] 1. Of or pertaining to prose; resembling prose; in the form of prose; unpoetical; writing or using prose; as, a prosaic composition. Cudworth.
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2. Dull; uninteresting; commonplace; unimaginative; prosy; as, a prosaic person. Ed. Rev.
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-- Pro*sa"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Pro*sa"ic*al*ness, n.
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