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pullulate

pul·lu·late

pullulate

pronunciation:
puhl y leIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: pullulated, pullulates, pullulating
definition 1: to begin to grow or sprout out; germinate; bud.
similar words:
bud, burgeon, germinate
definition 2: to breed or produce rapidly.
similar words:
proliferate
definition 3: to exist in abundance; teem; swarm.
similar words:
teem
derivations: pullulative (adj.), pullulation (n.)