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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.

pullulate

(ˈpʌljʊˌleɪt)
vb (intr)
1. (Biology) (of animals, etc) to breed rapidly or abundantly; teem; swarm
2. (Botany) (of plants or plant parts) to sprout, bud, or germinate
[C17: from Latin pullulāre to sprout, from pullulus a baby animal, from pullus young animal]
ˌpulluˈlation n

pul•lu•late

(ˈpʌl yəˌleɪt)

v.i. -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to germinate; sprout.
2. to breed or increase rapidly.
3. to swarm; teem.
[1610–20; < Latin pullulātus, past participle of pullulāre to sprout, derivative of pullulus a sprout, young animal, diminutive of pullus; see pullet]
pul`lu•la′tion, n.

pullulate


Past participle: pullulated
Gerund: pullulating

Imperative
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pullulate
Present
I pullulate
you pullulate
he/she/it pullulates
we pullulate
you pullulate
they pullulate
Preterite
I pullulated
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he/she/it pullulated
we pullulated
you pullulated
they pullulated
Present Continuous
I am pullulating
you are pullulating
he/she/it is pullulating
we are pullulating
you are pullulating
they are pullulating
Present Perfect
I have pullulated
you have pullulated
he/she/it has pullulated
we have pullulated
you have pullulated
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Past Continuous
I was pullulating
you were pullulating
he/she/it was pullulating
we were pullulating
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Past Perfect
I had pullulated
you had pullulated
he/she/it had pullulated
we had pullulated
you had pullulated
they had pullulated
Future
I will pullulate
you will pullulate
he/she/it will pullulate
we will pullulate
you will pullulate
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Future Perfect
I will have pullulated
you will have pullulated
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Future Continuous
I will be pullulating
you will be pullulating
he/she/it will be pullulating
we will be pullulating
you will be pullulating
they will be pullulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pullulating
you have been pullulating
he/she/it has been pullulating
we have been pullulating
you have been pullulating
they have been pullulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pullulating
you will have been pullulating
he/she/it will have been pullulating
we will have been pullulating
you will have been pullulating
they will have been pullulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pullulating
you had been pullulating
he/she/it had been pullulating
we had been pullulating
you had been pullulating
they had been pullulating
Conditional
I would pullulate
you would pullulate
he/she/it would pullulate
we would pullulate
you would pullulate
they would pullulate
Past Conditional
I would have pullulated
you would have pullulated
he/she/it would have pullulated
we would have pullulated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pullulate - be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"
seethe, hum, buzz - be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity"
crawl - be full of; "The old cheese was crawling with maggots"
2.pullulate - move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
spill out, spill over, pour out - be disgorged; "The crowds spilled out into the streets"
3.pullulate - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
4.pullulate - become abundant; increase rapidly
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
5.pullulate - breed freely and abundantly
multiply, breed - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"

pullulate

verb
To be abundantly filled or richly supplied:
Translations

pullulate

[ˈpʌljʊleɪt] VIpulular
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