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adjective profitable pronunciation in British English /ˈprɒfɪtəb(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    making a profit
    a profitable business/company/investment
    highly/very profitable: Some of their new electronic products are highly profitable.
    1. a.
      likely to increase your profits
      profitable opportunities for further expansion
      the ability to identify profitable markets
  2. 2
    giving you a benefit or advantage
    The trip should be an enjoyable and profitable experience.
    I decided to switch to a more profitable line of questioning.

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The shop had not been operating profitably for some time.
You could spend your time more profitably with a good book.


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