pullulation


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pul·lu·late

 (pŭl′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. pul·lu·lat·ed, pul·lu·lat·ing, pul·lu·lates
1. To breed rapidly or abundantly.
2. To be or increase in great numbers: "Ideas pullulated in his brain" (G.D. Dess).
3. To teem; swarm: a lagoon that pullulated with fish.

[Latin pullulāre, pullulāt-, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus, young fowl; see pullet.]

pul′lu·la′tion n.
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Noun1.pullulation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individualpullulation - asexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
agamogenesis, asexual reproduction - reproduction without the fusion of gametes
2.pullulation - a rapid and abundant increase
increment, growth, increase - a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important; "the increase in unemployment"; "the growth of population"
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Hindus, he said to his private secretary in 1945, were a foul race "protected by their mere pullulation [rapid breeding] from the doom that is their due".
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