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pupate

[ pyoo-peyt ]
/ ˈpyu peɪt /
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verb (used without object), pu·pat·ed, pu·pat·ing.
to become a pupa.
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Origin of pupate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pupate

pu·pa·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pupate

pupate
/ (pjuːˈpeɪt) /

verb
(intr) (of an insect larva) to develop into a pupa

Derived forms of pupate

pupation, noun
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