pupate

[pyoo-peyt]

Origin of pupate

First recorded in 1875–80; pup(a) + -ate1
Related formspu·pa·tion, noun
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pupate

verb
  1. (intr) (of an insect larva) to develop into a pupa
Derived Formspupation, noun
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Word Origin and History for pupate
v.

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

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