pupate

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

to become a pupa.

Origin of pupate

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

/ (pjuːˈpeɪt) /

verb

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