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proliferate

美国发音:[prə'lɪfə.reɪt]
英国发音:[prə'lɪfəreɪt]

[v]
英语解释:to quickly increase in number or amount
常见翻译:发展,迅速发展

grow in number or quantity and spread rapidly.
When something proliferates it increases or grows quickly and spreads to many places. Detective fiction proliferated in the middle twentieth century. This means detective novels and stories were written in large number and were seen every where during the middle of the twentieth century. Bars proliferate in an area, if a large number of bars are opened in an area. If the computer languages proliferate, they increase rapidly and begin to be used in many places and for many applications.