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pul·lu·late

(pyul'ū-lāt),
To undergo pullulation.

pullulate

(pŭl′yə-lāt′)
intr.v. pullu·lated, pullu·lating, pullu·lates
1. To breed rapidly or abundantly.
2. To be or increase in great numbers: "Ideas pullulated in his brain" (G.D. Dess).
3. To teem; swarm: a lagoon that pullulated with fish.

pul′lu·la′tion n.

pullulate

(pŭl″ū-lāt) [L. pullulare, to sprout]
To bud or germinate.
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It has been suggested that the failure of labour to benefit significantly from the massive reduction in numbers might have been due to the extreme overpopulation prevailing before 1348, to the existence of "a submerged and pullulating throng" who filled the places of those who died without seriously disturbing existing social and economic relationships.
Life," to Newman, was shorthand for the social sphere, and all of the artists and their signature works--whether the muscular, pulsing blackness of Motherwell's "Elegies to the Spanish Republic," or Pollock's airborne, pullulating skeins, or the nimbuslike haze of Rothko's colors in the diminuendo of their soulful minor key--signify the historically localized vision of an art that turned entirely inward, restituting the self in the aftermath of the technological apogee of the atom bomb and the devil's work of Hitler's efficient slaughter.
Exposing the pullulating underworld of Hitler admirers and anti-Semites, she singled out Irving as one of the leading falsifiers of the history of the Nazis.
If that small European country is France, they should send along a clone of Jean Baudrillard, for who better than he will know how to navigate a world of pullulating simulacra, that threatens to shade into full-fledge virtual reality?
But in the vast public sector, the pullulating Iraqi government bureaucracy where incomes are fixed, the situation is infinitely worse.
As part of their explanation the authors point to the carefully articulated campaign of disinformation mounted by Hitler to convince Stalin that the pullulating German divisions in Poland were not a threat to the Soviet Union.
Kapoor says he needs "one leg in an inherited space and another leg fully and properly in international dialogue"--and between two legs are usually a few of those nine pullulating holes that Buddhism, and Kapoor, identify as the burden of the human.
Because the pace of urbanization today is far more rapid than it was in Europe and the United States in the nineteenth century, the new megacities have no breathing space to provide jobs and services for the denizens of their pullulating shantytowns.
Even twelve-year-old photography enthusiasts are familiar with his images of pullulating masses at Coney Island; rich, freaky old bags at the opera; and vicious crime scenes.
The Quai d'Orsay was a pullulating hive of overambitious, ruthless officials.
Both blamed population increase for environmental degradation (with Hardin linking this to nonprivate forms of property), and thus fed the fears of the Haves that the gains of postwar development would be drowned in a flood tide of humans in that familiar guise--the infinitely fertile and pullulating Have-Nots.
The Hong Kong-born, Los Angeles-based artist transforms Bubble Wrap, Styrofoam, and polyurethane into pullulating constructions whose sagging and dented surfaces alternately suggest organic growths and abject industrial architecture.