Pullulate
Pullulate Pul"lu*late, v. i. [L. pullulatus, p. p. of pullulare to sprout, from pullulus a young animal, a sprout, dim. of pullus. See {pullet}.] To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly. --Warburton. [1913 Webster]

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  • pullulate — I verb be fruitful, be productive, bloom, blossom, breed, bud, burgeon, burst forth, come forth, develop, flourish, flower, generate, germinate, increase, luxuriate, multiply, open, procreate, produce, proliferate, pullalare, put forth, reproduce …   Law dictionary

  • pullulate — 1610s, from L. pullulatus, pp. of pullulare grow, sprout, from pullulus, dim. of pullus young animal (see FOAL (Cf. foal) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pullulate — ► VERB 1) reproduce or spread so as to become very widespread. 2) teem with life and activity. ORIGIN Latin pullulare to sprout …   English terms dictionary

  • pullulate — [pul′yo͞o lāt΄, pul′yəlāt΄] vi. pullulated, pullulating [< L pullulatus, pp. of pullulare, to spread out, sprout < pullulus, dim. of pullus: see POULTRY] 1. to sprout out; germinate; bud 2. to breed quickly 3. to spring up in abundance;… …   English World dictionary

  • pullulate — [17] The etymological notion underlying pullulate is of rapid ‘new growth’. It goes back ultimately to Latin pullus ‘young animal’, which also produced English pony and poultry and is distantly related to foal. From this was derived the verb… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • pullulate — [17] The etymological notion underlying pullulate is of rapid ‘new growth’. It goes back ultimately to Latin pullus ‘young animal’, which also produced English pony and poultry and is distantly related to foal. From this was derived the verb… …   Word origins

  • pullulate — Synonyms and related words: abound, abound with, be alive with, be fruitful, be productive, beget, blossom, brew, bristle with, bud, burgeon, burst forth, burst with, clutter, crawl, crawl with, creep with, crowd, develop, engender, fill, flood,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pullulate — intransitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin pullulatus, past participle of pullulare, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus chicken, sprout more at foal Date: 1619 1. a. germinate, sprout b. to breed or produce freely < the country s… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pullulate — pullulation, n. /pul yeuh layt /, v.i., pullulated, pullulating. 1. to send forth sprouts, buds, etc.; germinate; sprout. 2. to breed, produce, or create rapidly. 3. to increase rapidly; multiply. 4. to exist abundantly; swarm; teem. 5. to be… …   Universalium

  • pullulate — verb /ˈpʌl.jʊ.leɪt/ a) To rapidly multiply. b) To germinate …   Wiktionary

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