pupate

[pyoo-peyt]
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verb (used without object), pu·pat·ed, pu·pat·ing.

to become a pupa.

Nearby words

  1. puo,
  2. pup,
  3. pup tent,
  4. pupa,
  5. puparium,
  6. pupation,
  7. pupfish,
  8. pupil,
  9. pupilage,
  10. pupillage

Origin of pupate

First recorded in 1875–80; pup(a) + -ate1

Related formspu·pa·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pupate

pupate

verb

(intr) (of an insect larva) to develop into a pupa
Derived Formspupation, noun

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Word Origin and History for pupate

pupate

v.

1864, from pupa + -ate (2). Related: Pupated; pupating.

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