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Definitions for pullulate
ˈpʌl yəˌleɪtpul·lu·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. teem, pullulate, swarmverb

    be teeming, be abuzz

    "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"

  2. pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulateverb

    move in large numbers

    "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"

  3. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sproutverb

    produce buds, branches, or germinate

    "the potatoes sprouted"

  4. pullulateverb

    become abundant; increase rapidly

  5. pullulateverb

    breed freely and abundantly

Wiktionary

  1. pullulateverb

    To rapidly multiply.

    Etymology: From the pullulatus, perfect passive participle of pullulo, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus.

  2. pullulateverb

    To germinate.

    Etymology: From the pullulatus, perfect passive participle of pullulo, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus.

  3. pullulateverb

    To teem with; to be filled with.

    Etymology: From the pullulatus, perfect passive participle of pullulo, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pullulateverb

    to germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly

    Etymology: [L. pullulatus, p. p. of pullulare to sprout, from pullulus a young animal, a sprout, dim. of pullus. See pullet.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pullulate

    pul′ū-lāt, v.i. to germinate, bud.—n. Pullulā′tion. [L.,—pullulus, a young animal, sprout—pullus. Cf. Pullet.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pullulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • berkembang biakIndonesian
  • krioelen, zich grote getale voortplanten, kiemen, zich ontwikkelenDutch
  • kiełkować, plenić się, mnożyć się, zakiełkowaćPolish

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