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Meaning of PULLULATE

Pronunciation:  'pulyu`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  breed freely and abundantly
  2. [v]  become abundant; increase rapidly
  3. [v]  produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants
  4. [v]  move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
  5. [v]  be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries"

PULLULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, pour, shoot, sprout, spud, stream, swarm, swarm, teem, teem
 See Also: abound in, breed, buzz, crawl, crowd, crowd together, grow, hum, increase, multiply, pour out, pullulate with, seethe, spill out, spill over, teem in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pul"lu*late\, v. i. [L. pullulatus, p. p. of
pullulare to sprout, from pullulus a young animal, a sprout,
dim. of pullus. See {pullet}.]
To germinate; to bud; to multiply abundantly. --Warburton.