AskDefine | Define proliferate

Dictionary Definition

proliferate

Verb

1 grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"
2 cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

American (SAMPA): [pr\oU"lIf@r\eIt]

Verb

  1. To increase in number or spread rapidly.
    The flowers proliferated rapidly all spring.

Translations

Italian

Verb

proliferate
  1. Form of Second-person plural imperative, proliferare#Italian|proliferare

Extensive Definition

The word proliferation can refer to:
proliferate in German: Proliferation
proliferate in Dutch: Proliferatie
proliferate in Polish: Proliferacja (ujednoznacznienie)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abound, accrue, accumulate, advance, appreciate, balloon, be fruitful, be productive, beget, bloat, boom, breed, breed true, bristle with, broaden, burgeon, copulate, crawl with, creep with, crescendo, crossbreed, develop, engender, exuberate, father, flow, fructify, gain, gain strength, generate, get, get ahead, go up, grow, gush, inbreed, increase, intensify, make love, mother, mount, multiply, mushroom, outbreed, overflow, pour, procreate, propagate, pullulate, rain, reproduce, reproduce in kind, rise, run over, run up, shoot up, shower, sire, snowball, spread, stream, strengthen, swarm with, swell, teem, teem with, wax, widen
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