2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Proliferate \Pro*lif"er*ate\, verb (used with an object) [L. proles offspring + ferre to bear.]

1. (Biol.) To produce or form cells; especially, to produce cells rapidly.

2. (Zool.) To produce zooids by budding.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: grow rapidly; "Pizza parlors proliferate in this area"

2: cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"

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