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Could you please help me understand what does this part (bold type) of the sentence mean? Would you please make this sentence more clear? And do I correctly understand the word 'inspired' in this case as a 'created'?

The book and film franchise of Harry Potter has inspired a monumental fandom community with a veracious output of fanfiction and general musings on the text and the vivid universe contained therein.

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  • Can you please show us that you have made some effort at understanding this? It's: voracious, by the way. You might want to look up that word to get started. Your question does not inspire me to give you an answer, yet.
    – Lambie
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:40
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    voracious is a synonym for "ravenous", but I guess it's becoming a synonym for "huge" by those who don't know that "voracity" involves the ability to consume (not produce) huge amounts.
    – TimR
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:43
  • To echo Lambie's comment, please show what steps you have taken to understand the phrase. Have you looked up the definitions of the individual words? Do you think you understand them individually, but not together?
    – Tashus
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:44
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo Yes, it is rather odd to use the word in this context, particularly when followed immediately by "output". I suppose it is simply used as an intensifier, but "doubleplus" would have been better.
    – Tashus
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:46
  • "monumental" is also a word that grates on my nerves there :)
    – TimR
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 17:46

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It doesn't make any sense as the words stand (though it is pretty clear what it meant).

I think it is a malapropism at two levels. First, I think somebody has confused veracious "habitually speaking the truth", or "characterized by truthfulness" with voracious "exceedingly eager or avid". Secondly, I think that they don't realise that the primary meaning of voracious is "craving or consuming large quantities of food": as far as I know, this gets extended to eager to consume or experience, but not to creating things.

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The preposition with there means "having" or "characterized by".

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