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pullulate

[ puhl-yuh-leyt ]
/ 藞p蕦l y蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used without object), pul路lu路lat路ed, pul路lu路lat路ing.
to send forth sprouts, buds, etc.; germinate; sprout.
to breed, produce, or create rapidly.
to increase rapidly; multiply.
to exist abundantly; swarm; teem.
to be produced as offspring.

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Origin of pullulate

First recorded in 1610鈥20; from Latin pullul膩t(us) (past participle of pullul膩re 鈥渢o sprout, bring forth young鈥), derivative of pullulus 鈥渁 sprout, nestling, chick,鈥 diminutive of pullus 鈥渇oal, young of an animal鈥; see origin at pullet

OTHER WORDS FROM pullulate

pul路lu路la路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pullulate

pullulate
/ (藞p蕦lj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb (intr)
(of animals, etc) to breed rapidly or abundantly; teem; swarm
(of plants or plant parts) to sprout, bud, or germinate

Derived forms of pullulate

pullulation, noun

Word Origin for pullulate

C17: from Latin pullul膩re to sprout, from pullulus a baby animal, from pullus young animal
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