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proliferate

verb [I] uk   /prəˈlɪf.ər.eɪt/  us   /-ə.reɪt/ formal
to increase a lot and suddenly in number: Small businesses have proliferated in the last ten years.
proliferation
noun [U] uk   /prəˌlɪf.ərˈeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-əˈreɪ-/
The past two years have seen the proliferation of TV channels.
Translations of “proliferate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 激增…
in Russian разрастаться, размножаться…
in Turkish hızla artmak/çoğalmak, birden yığınla artmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激增…
in Polish szerzyć się, mnożyć się…
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