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proliferateverb [I]

uk   /prəˈlɪf.ər.eɪt/  us   /prəˈlɪf.ə.reɪt/ formal
proliferation
noun [U] uk   /prəˌlɪf.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /prəˌlɪf.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
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)

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proliferateverb [I]

 us   /prəˈlɪf·əˌreɪt/
to increase greatly in number or amount, usually quickly: Amusement and theme parks are proliferating across the country.
proliferation
noun [U]  us   /prəˌlɪf·əˈreɪ·ʃən/
The proliferation of cell phones 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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