Teemed
Teem Teem, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Teemed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Teeming}.] [OE. temen, AS. t[=e]man, t?man, from te['a]m. See {Team}.] 1. To bring forth young, as an animal; to produce fruit, as a plant; to bear; to be pregnant; to conceive; to multiply. [1913 Webster]

If she must teem, Create her child of spleen. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To be full, or ready to bring forth; to be stocked to overflowing; to be prolific; to abound. [1913 Webster]

His mind teeming with schemes of future deceit to cover former villainy. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The young, brimful of the hopes and feeling which teem in our time. --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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