1) ADJ If you describe a supply of something as bottomless, you mean that it seems so large that it will never run out.

Princess Anne does not have a bottomless purse.

2) ADJ If you describe something as bottomless, you mean that it is so deep that it seems to have no bottom.

His eyes were like bottomless brown pools.

3) PHRASE If you describe something as a bottomless pit, you mean that it seems as if you can take things from it and it will never be empty or put things in it and it will never be full.

A gold mine is not a bottomless pit, the gold runs out...

The problem is we don't have a bottomless pit of resources...

He's a bottomless pit as far as food is concerned.

English dictionary. 2008.

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