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Definition 1: breed freely and abundantly - [verb of body]

(pullulate is a kind of ...) have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

"pandas rarely breed in captivity"

Definition 2: produce buds, branches, or germinate - [verb of change]

Samples where pullulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the potatoes sprouted

Synonyms for pullulate in the sense of this definition

(pullulate is a kind of ...) 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"

(pullulate has a similar meaning as ...) cause to grow or sprout

"the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

Definition 3: become abundant; increase rapidly - [verb of change]

(pullulate is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 4: move in large numbers - [verb of motion]

Samples where pullulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people were pouring out of the theater
  • beggars pullulated in the plaza

Synonyms for pullulate in the sense of this definition

(pullulate is a kind of ...) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of pullulate ) be disgorged

"The crowds spilled out into the streets"

Definition 5: be teeming, be abuzz - [verb of stative]

Samples where pullulate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The garden was swarming with bees
  • The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen
  • her mind pullulated with worries

Synonyms for pullulate in the sense of this definition

(pullulate is a kind of ...) be noisy with activity

"This office is buzzing with activity"

(... is a kind of pullulate ) be full of

"The old cheese was crawling with maggots"

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