pullulate

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To teem with; to be filled with
To rapidly multiply
To germinate
{v} to bud, spring, shoot out, appear
To breed rapidly, or to overpopulate
be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"
{f} sprout, bud; breed quickly, multiply rapidly
produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
become abundant; increase rapidly
To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly
breed freely and abundantly
breed freely and abundantly become abundant; increase rapidly
pullulation
A teeming, swarming, or multiplying
pullulation
{n} a budding, the germination of buds
pullulation
a rapid and abundant increase
pullulation
asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
pullulation
A germinating, or budding
pullulation
a rapid and abundant increase asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
pullulate

    Hyphenation

    pul·lu·late

    Pronunciation

    Etymology

    [ 'p&l-y&-"lAt ] (intransitive verb.) 1619. From the Latin pullulātus, perfect passive participle of pullulō (“sprout forth”), from pullulus (“a young animal, a sprout”), diminutive of pullus.

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