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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.

proliferation

(prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Biology) rapid growth or reproduction of new parts, cells, etc
2. rapid growth or increase in numbers
3. a great number: done up in a proliferation of fancy frills.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.proliferation - growth by the rapid multiplication of parts
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
2.proliferation - a rapid increase in number (especially a rapid increase in the number of deadly weapons); "the proliferation of nuclear weapons"
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
nonproliferation, non-proliferation - the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"
nonproliferation, non-proliferation - the prevention of something increasing or spreading (especially the prevention of an increase in the number of countries possessing nuclear weapons); "they protested that the nonproliferation treaty was just a plot to maintain the hegemony of those who already had nuclear weapons"; "nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation are closely related goals"

proliferation

noun multiplication, increase, spread, build-up, concentration, expansion, extension, step-up (informal), escalation, intensification the proliferation of nuclear weapons

proliferation

noun
1. The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Obsolete: increase.
3. The result or product of building up:
Translations

proliferation

[prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃən] Nproliferación f
nuclear proliferationproliferación f de armas nucleares

proliferation

[prəʊˌlɪfəˈreɪʃən] nprolifération f

proliferation

n (in numbers) → starke Erhöhung; (of animals)zahlreiche Vermehrung; (of nuclear weapons)Weitergabe f; (of ideas)Ausbreitung f, → Umsichgreifen nt; (of weeds)Wuchern nt

proliferation

[prəˌlɪfəˈreɪʃn] n (see vb) → proliferazione f, prolificazione f

pro·lif·er·a·tion

n. proliferación, multiplicación en número por reproducción esp. de células similares.

proliferation

n proliferación f
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