proliferate

(redirected from proliferating)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.

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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

proliferate

verb increase, expand, breed, mushroom, escalate, multiply, burgeon, snowball, run riot, grow rapidly the free Internet services that are proliferating across the world
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

proliferate

verb
1. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Translations

proliferate

[prəˈlɪfəreɪt] VIproliferar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

proliferate

[prəʊˈlɪfəreɪt] viproliférer
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

proliferate

vi (number)sich stark erhöhen; (ideas)um sich greifen; (insects, animals)sich stark vermehren; (weeds, cells)wuchern, sich rasch ausbreiten
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

proliferate

[prəˈlɪfəˌreɪt] vi (Bio) (fig) → proliferare; (animals) → prolificare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

proliferate

vi proliferar
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
* HPE of biopsy was s/o malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumour.
Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor (MPTT) is one of the malignant tumors of hair follicles derived from outer root sheath.
We construct and analyze a system of coupled, delayed differential equations that accounts for the number of proliferating (P) and non-proliferating (AO HSC as they move through the cell cycle.
Proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) was referred to as an auxiliary protein for mammalain DNA polymerase-d (Bravo et al., 1987; Prelich et al., 1987).
Results: Quantification of proliferating cells showed that the VEGF 120 mice have significantly reduced numbers of PHH3-positive cells compared to wildtype (Figure 1A; p=0.015, t test).
"If we take Korea and Iran as the major proliferating countries at this moment, their neighbors have a different, more political or geostrategic perspective.
In the study, conducted in the culture dish and mice, the team set out to determine if blood stem cells in the quiescent state were at greater risk for incurring genetic mutations in the process of repairing damaged DNA than were proliferating cells.
At day 4 of treatment, the frequency of proliferating T cells was much greater in treated than in nontreated cultures.
SCR chose to capitalize on the benefits of the rapidly proliferating technology in its efforts to improve management, increase availability, and provide its research teams with continuous uptime and access to business-critical applications and data.
The United States of America Department of Health and Human Services (Washington, DC) has patented a method of culturing cells which includes a proliferating step in which the number of precursor cells is expanded and a differentiating step in which the expanded precursor cells develop into neuronal cells.
I am concerned about the zero-risk mentality proliferating in Western democracies; it predates 9/11, and it's evident in our response to things like mad cow disease too.