Pullulate definition

pŭlyə-lāt
To be or increase in great numbers.
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To breed rapidly or abundantly.
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To teem; swarm.

A lagoon that pullulated with fish.

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To sprout out; germinate; bud.
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To breed quickly.
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To spring up in abundance; teem or swarm.
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To breed rapidly or abundantly.
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To teem with; to be filled with.
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Origin of pullulate

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary