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proliferate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishproliferatepro‧lif‧e‧rate /prəˈlɪfəreɪt/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 INCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNTif something proliferates, it increases quickly and spreads to many different places 🔊 Computer courses continue to proliferate.→ See Verb table
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proliferateYet the idea of a post-apocalyptic city captivates the contemporary mind and its images continue to proliferate.But unless I am much mistaken, the ingestion of strange materials really is proliferating.By the 1970s, such names were proliferating.Fears of mortgage defaults are adding pressure to an already depressed property market, while reports of industry feeling the squeeze proliferated.The HIV virus is able to proliferate at an astonishing rate.Child pornography is proliferating due to the increased use of computer chat rooms.As with the Casket Letters, conflicting theories concerning the event have proliferated ever since.Towns proliferate in civilizations: in cultures they remain embryonic.The algae consumed waste products from the reef and under the intense artificial sunlight they proliferated in stringy green mats.Fast-food restaurants have proliferated in the area.
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Verb table
proliferate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyproliferate
he, she, itproliferates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyproliferated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave proliferated
he, she, ithas proliferated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad proliferated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill proliferate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have proliferated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam proliferating
he, she, itis proliferating
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you, we, theyare proliferating
Past
I, he, she, itwas proliferating
you, we, theywere proliferating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been proliferating
he, she, ithas been proliferating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been proliferating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be proliferating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been proliferating
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