Pullulate Definition

pullulated, pullulates, pullulating
pullulates, pullulating
To sprout out; germinate; bud.
Webster's New World
To breed quickly.
Webster's New World
To be or increase in great numbers.
American Heritage
To spring up in abundance; teem or swarm.
Webster's New World

Origin of Pullulate

  • From the Latin pullulātus, perfect passive participle of pullulō (“sprout forth"), from pullulus (“a young animal, a sprout"), diminutive of pullus.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin pullulāre pullulāt- from pullulus diminutive of pullus young fowl pullet

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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