To proliferate is to multiply or to increase quickly in numbers.(verb)
An example of proliferate is when one product gives rise to many copycat products, which are ever-increasing in number.
See proliferate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: back-form. < proliferation < Fr prolifération < prolifère, proliferous + -ation
See proliferate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb pro·lif·er·at·ed, pro·lif·er·at·ing, pro·lif·er·ates verb, intransitive
Origin: Back-formation from proliferation, the act of proliferating
Origin: , from French prolifération
Origin: , from prolifère, procreative
Origin: : Latin prōlēs, prōl-, offspring; see proliferous
Origin: + Latin -fer, -fer.
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