pullulate

Definitions of pullulate
  1. verb
    produce buds, branches, or germinate
    synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, shoot, sprout, spud
    germinate
    cause to grow or sprout
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    type of:
    grow
    increase in size by natural process
  2. verb
    breed freely and abundantly
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    type of:
    breed, multiply
    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
  3. verb
    become abundant; increase rapidly
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    type of:
    increase
    become bigger or greater in amount
  4. verb
    be teeming, be abuzz
    “her mind pullulated with worries”
    synonyms: swarm, teem
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    types:
    crawl
    be full of
    type of:
    buzz, hum, seethe
    be noisy with activity
  5. verb
    move in large numbers
    “beggars pullulated in the plaza”
    synonyms: pour, stream, swarm, teem
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    types:
    pour out, spill out, spill over
    be disgorged
    type of:
    crowd, crowd together
    to gather together in large numbers
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