Prolific vs Proliferate - What's the difference?

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Prolific is a related term of proliferate.


As a adjective prolific

is fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance — applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.

As a verb proliferate is

to increase in number or spread rapidly.

prolific

English

Alternative forms

* prolifick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance — applied to plants producing fruit, animals producing young, etc.
  • Similarly producing results or works in abundance
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=The most obvious beneficiary of the visitors' superiority was Frank Lampard. By the end of the night he was perched 13th in the list of England's most prolific goalscorers, having leapfrogged Sir Geoff Hurst to score his 24th and 25th international goals. No other player has managed more than the Chelsea midfielder's 11 in World Cup qualification ties, with this a display to roll back the years.}}

    Synonyms

    * fertile * (fertile, producing offspring or fruit in abundance) fecund * (producing results or works in abundance) See also

    Derived terms

    * prolificacy * prolifically * prolificity * prolificness

    References

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    proliferate

    English

    Verb

    (proliferat)
  • To increase in number or spread rapidly.
  • The flowers proliferated rapidly all spring.
  • * {{quote-book, year=2006, author=
  • , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=2 citation , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries.  By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}