WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
prof•it•a•ble /ˈprɑfɪtəbəl/USA pronunciation  adj. 
  1. making or gaining a profit, advantage, or benefit:a profitable business.
prof•it•ab•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
prof•it•a•ble  (profi tə bəl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. yielding profit;
    remunerative:a profitable deal.
  2. beneficial or useful.
prof′it•a•bili•ty, profit•a•ble•ness, n. 
profit•a•bly, adv. 
  • 1275–1325; Middle English; see profit, -able
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged advantageous, valuable, helpful.

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