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pro·lif·er·ate

 (prə-lĭf′ə-rāt′)
v. pro·lif·er·at·ed, pro·lif·er·at·ing, pro·lif·er·ates
v.intr.
1. To grow or multiply by rapidly producing new tissue, parts, cells, or offspring.
2. To increase or spread at a rapid rate: fears that nuclear weapons might proliferate.
v.tr.
To cause to grow or increase rapidly.

[Back-formation from proliferation, the act of proliferating, from French prolifération, from prolifère, procreative : Latin prōlēs, prōl-, offspring; see proliferous + Latin -fer, -fer.]

pro·lif′er·a′tion n.
pro·lif′er·a′tive adj.
pro·lif′er·a′tor n.

proliferate

(prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt)
vb
1. (Biology) to grow or reproduce (new parts, cells, etc) rapidly
2. to grow or increase or cause to grow or increase rapidly
[C19: from Medieval Latin prōlifer having offspring, from Latin prōlēs offspring + ferre to bear]
proˈliferative adj

pro•lif•er•ate

(prəˈlɪf əˌreɪt)

v.i., v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation.
2. to increase in number or spread rapidly.
[1870–75]
pro•lif`er•a′tion, n.
pro•lif′er•a`tive, adj.

proliferate


Past participle: proliferated
Gerund: proliferating

Imperative
proliferate
proliferate
Present
I proliferate
you proliferate
he/she/it proliferates
we proliferate
you proliferate
they proliferate
Preterite
I proliferated
you proliferated
he/she/it proliferated
we proliferated
you proliferated
they proliferated
Present Continuous
I am proliferating
you are proliferating
he/she/it is proliferating
we are proliferating
you are proliferating
they are proliferating
Present Perfect
I have proliferated
you have proliferated
he/she/it has proliferated
we have proliferated
you have proliferated
they have proliferated
Past Continuous
I was proliferating
you were proliferating
he/she/it was proliferating
we were proliferating
you were proliferating
they were proliferating
Past Perfect
I had proliferated
you had proliferated
he/she/it had proliferated
we had proliferated
you had proliferated
they had proliferated
Future
I will proliferate
you will proliferate
he/she/it will proliferate
we will proliferate
you will proliferate
they will proliferate
Future Perfect
I will have proliferated
you will have proliferated
he/she/it will have proliferated
we will have proliferated
you will have proliferated
they will have proliferated
Future Continuous
I will be proliferating
you will be proliferating
he/she/it will be proliferating
we will be proliferating
you will be proliferating
they will be proliferating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been proliferating
you have been proliferating
he/she/it has been proliferating
we have been proliferating
you have been proliferating
they have been proliferating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been proliferating
you will have been proliferating
he/she/it will have been proliferating
we will have been proliferating
you will have been proliferating
they will have been proliferating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been proliferating
you had been proliferating
he/she/it had been proliferating
we had been proliferating
you had been proliferating
they had been proliferating
Conditional
I would proliferate
you would proliferate
he/she/it would proliferate
we would proliferate
you would proliferate
they would proliferate
Past Conditional
I would have proliferated
you would have proliferated
he/she/it would have proliferated
we would have proliferated
you would have proliferated
they would have proliferated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.proliferate - grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
proliferate - cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"
2.proliferate - cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"
manifold, multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
proliferate - grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"

proliferate

verb increase, expand, breed, mushroom, escalate, multiply, burgeon, snowball, run riot, grow rapidly the free Internet services that are proliferating across the world

proliferate

verb
1. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
Translations

proliferate

[prəˈlɪfəreɪt] VIproliferar

proliferate

[prəʊˈlɪfəreɪt] viproliférer

proliferate

vi (number)sich stark erhöhen; (ideas)um sich greifen; (insects, animals)sich stark vermehren; (weeds, cells)wuchern, sich rasch ausbreiten

proliferate

[prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt] vi (Bio) (fig) → proliferare; (animals) → prolificare

proliferate

vi proliferar
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