HyperDic: pullulate

English > 5 senses of the word pullulate:
VERBstativepullulate, teem, swarmbe teeming, be abuzz
motionpullulate, pour, swarm, stream, teemmove in large numbers
changepullulate, shoot, spud, germinate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sproutproduce buds, branches, or germinate
changepullulatebecome abundant
bodypullulatebreed freely and abundantly
English > pullulate: 5 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe teeming, be abuzz.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example "her mind pullulated with worries"
Synonymsteem, swarm
NarrowercrawlBe full of
Broaderhum, buzz, seetheBe noisy with activity
Spanishhormiguear, pulular
Catalanabundar, formiguejar
English > pullulate: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningMove in large numbers.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "beggars pullulated in the plaza"
Synonymspour, swarm, stream, teem
Narrowerspill over, spill out, pour outBe disgorged
Broadercrowd, crowd togetherTo gather together in large numbers
Spanishhormiguear
Catalananar a patolls
English > pullulate: 5 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningproduce buds, branches, or germinate.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsshoot, spud, germinate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout
Broadergrowincrease in size by natural process
Similar togerminateCause to grow or sprout
Spanishbrotar, germinar, nacer, pulular
Catalanapuntar, brollar, brostar, brotar, créixer, germinar, grillar, nàixer, néixer, rebrollar, rebrostar, rebrotar, rellucar, treure
Nounspullulationasexual reproduction in which a local growth on the surface or in the body of the parent becomes a separate individual
English > pullulate: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBecome abundant; increase rapidly.
PatternSomething ----s
BroaderincreaseBecome bigger or greater in amount
Spanishpulular
Catalanpul·lular
Nounspullulationa rapid and abundant increase / increase
English > pullulate: 5 senses > verb 5, body
MeaningBreed freely and abundantly.
PatternSomething ----s
Broaderbreed, multiplyhave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
Spanishpulular
Catalanexpandir-se, multiplicar-se, pul·lular

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