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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.