Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pullulate

5 senses of pullulate

Sense 1
teem, pullulate, swarm -- (be teeming, be abuzz; "The garden was swarming with bees"; "The plaza is teeming with undercover policemen"; "her mind pullulated with worries")
       => hum, buzz, seethe -- (be noisy with activity; "This office is buzzing with activity")

Sense 2
pour, swarm, stream, teem, pullulate -- (move in large numbers; "people were pouring out of the theater"; "beggars pullulated in the plaza")
       => crowd, crowd together -- (to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah")

Sense 3
shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout -- (produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted")
       => grow -- (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")

Sense 4
pullulate -- (become abundant; increase rapidly)
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

Sense 5
pullulate -- (breed freely and abundantly)
       => breed, multiply -- (have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce")

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