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Meaning of “proliferate” in the English Dictionary

"proliferate" in British English

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proliferateverb [I]

uk   /prəˈlɪf.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ə.reɪt/ formal
proliferation
noun [U] uk   /prəˌlɪf.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈreɪ-/
The past two ​years have ​seen the proliferation of TV ​channels.
(Definition of proliferate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"proliferate" in American English

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proliferateverb [I]

 us   /prəˈlɪf·əˌreɪt/
to ​increasegreatly in ​number or ​amount, usually ​quickly: Amusement and ​themeparks are proliferating ​across the ​country.
proliferation
noun [U]  us   /prəˌlɪf·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
The proliferation of ​cellphones has ​changed how we ​communicate.
(Definition of proliferate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “proliferate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 激增…
in Turkish hızla artmak/çoğalmak, birden yığınla artmak…
in Russian разрастаться, размножаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 激增…
in Polish szerzyć się, mnożyć się…
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