proliferate ( proliferates 3rd person present) ( proliferating present participle) ( proliferated past tense & past participle ) If things proliferate, they increase in number very quickly.
Computerized data bases are proliferating fast... V
proliferation n-uncount oft N of n, n N
...the proliferation of nuclear weapons..., Smoking triggers off cell proliferation.
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breed, burgeon, escalate, expand, grow rapidly, increase, multiply, mushroom, run riot, snowball
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