pullulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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pullulate ‎(third-person singular simple present pullulates, present participle pullulating, simple past and past participle pullulated)

  1. To multiply rapidly.
  2. To germinate.
  3. To teem; to be filled (with).
    • 1945, Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited
      I must say the whole of Oxford has become most peculiar suddenly. Last night it was pullulating with women.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

pullulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of pullulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of pullulare
  3. feminine plural of pullulato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

pullulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of pullulō