pullulate

  • 1 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] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

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

    Wiktionary

  • 12 pullulate — To undergo pullulation. * * * pul·lu·late pəl yə .lāt vi, lat·ed; lat·ing 1) to bud or sprout 2) to breed or produce freely pul·lu·la·tion .pəl yə lā shən n * * * pul·lu·late (pulґu lāt) to germinate …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 pullulate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To be abundantly filled or richly supplied: abound, bristle, crawl, flow, overflow, swarm, teem. See BIG, RICH …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 pullulate — pul·lu·late || pÊŒljÉ™leɪt / jÊŠl v. sprout, bud; breed quickly, multiply rapidly …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 pullulate — [ pʌljʊleɪt] verb [often as adjective pullulating] breed or spread so as to become extremely common. ↘be very crowded; be full of life and activity. Derivatives pullulation noun Origin C17: from L. pullulat , pullulare sprout , from pullulus,… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 pullulate — pul·lu·late …

    English syllables

  • 17 pullulate — pul•lu•late [[t]ˈpʌl yəˌleɪt[/t]] v. i. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) bot dvl to germinate; sprout 2) dvl ahb. to breed or increase rapidly 3) anb to swarm; teem • Etymology: 1610–20; < L pullulātus, ptp. of pullulāre to sprout, der. of pullulus a sprout …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 pullulate — To breed rapidly, or to overpopulate …

    Grandiloquent dictionary

  • 19 pullulate — /ˈpʌljəleɪt/ (say pulyuhlayt) verb (i) (pullulated, pullulating) 1. to come forth in growth; sprout. 2. to send forth sprouts, buds, etc. 3. to spring up abundantly. 4. to breed; multiply; teem. 5. to be produced as offspring. {Latin pullulātus,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 pullulate —   v.i. sprout forth; bud; teem.    ♦ pullulant, a.    ♦ pullulation, n …

    Dictionary of difficult words