- to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation.
- to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively.
Origin of proliferate
Related Words for proliferatemushroom, escalate, breed, reproduce, snowball, propagate, burgeon, multiply, generate, procreate, engender, expand
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Contemporary Examples of proliferate
Then build a business model and systems that allow that technology to proliferate.Pioneers in Printing
The Daily Beast
October 21, 2014
But when whole careers are now staked on micro-sized melodies and formulaic rhythms, the lawsuits are bound to proliferate.Did Led Zeppelin Steal ‘Stairway to Heaven’?
May 25, 2014
Meanwhile, though, explanations for his absence—ranging from plausible to wild and wacky—continue to proliferate.China Roiled by Rumors and Questions About Absent Heir Apparent Xi Jinping
September 11, 2012
Yet in a world where content has and continues to proliferate, what edge does Yahoo have?Yahoo Aims to Achieve Turnaround Dream With Hire of Marissa Mayer
July 17, 2012
“The radio and the airwaves had started to proliferate with TV evangelical ministers,” Lear recalls.The Last Unreconstructed Liberal
October 7, 2011
Historical Examples of proliferate
The cells of this hypertrophied portion show a great tendency to proliferate and produce new nerve structure.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
What is the nature of the "life" in the parasitic sarcomatous tissue which has been seen to proliferate for a short time in vitro?The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
- to grow or reproduce (new parts, cells, etc) rapidly
- to grow or increase or cause to grow or increase rapidly
Word Origin for proliferate
Word Origin and History for proliferate
1857 as a term in biology; see proliferation. General sense from 1961. Related: Proliferated; proliferating.
- To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring.