Prolificate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Prolificate To make prolific; to fertilize; to impregnate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The banana is the most prolific of all food plants with as many as 300 bananas growing on the same stalk.
    • prolificate To impregnate; make prolific.
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Quotations

  • Alfred North Whitehead
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    “Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.”
  • Tom Petty
    Tom Petty
    “I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.”
  • Heywood Broun
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    “The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Prolific

Usage

In literature:

Boston is, in its way, as prolific of contrasts as any part of the United States.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
For currants, plant the Fay's Prolific for red, and the White Grape currant for white.
"The Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56, No. 2, January 12, 1884" by Various
Jokai is the most prolific, but he has got to be too much an imitator of the French school.
"Round About the Carpathians" by Andrew F. Crosse
He it is who opens, above and beyond nature, the prolific sources of art; the ideal is a distant reflection of His splendor.
"The Heavenly Father" by Ernest Naville
Victoria is a prolific bearer, fair size fruit and requires little pruning.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
I grafted these scions on hybrid plum trees where they took hold readily, and in 1938, they began to bear prolifically.
"Growing Nuts in the North" by Carl Weschcke
The later looms were of course more prolific as the technical facilities increased.
"Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages" by Julia De Wolf Addison
It is the same in Asia, too; for nowhere are such stories more prolific than in China and Persia.
"Animal Ghosts" by Elliott O'Donnell
But higher life is better guarded, because less prolific.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
There is, for instance, no part of this country which is more married, or more celibate, or more prolific than any other part.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
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In poetry:

Asking no costly hay and oats,
Like camels, Jersey cows, and goats,
The Whale, prolific milk producer,
Should be our cheapest lactic juicer.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
Open the windows of the skies, and pour
Thy blessings on them in a genial show'r;
My corn with earth's prolific fatness feed,
And give increase to all my cover'd seed!
"The Farmer's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
(Soul of love, and tongue of fire!
Eye to pierce the deepest deeps, and sweep the world!
—Ah, mother! prolific and full in all besides—yet how long barren,
barren?)
"As I Sat Alone" by Walt Whitman
A common wayside flower it grew,
Unhandsome and unnoticed too,
Except in deprecation
That such an herb unreared by toil,
Prolific cumberer of the soil,
Defied extermination.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard
And whence comes Life,--that occult Force,
So rich in its prolific range,
So frail and swift to run its course,
Yet deathless in protean change?
Must we not hope that Death will clear
The darkness here?
"Life's Trilogy" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

Prolific critic and editor loved writing, the movies — and his sons.
If you've heard of Stokes at all, it's probably because of his prolific writings on art.
Artur Lundkvist, a prolific author, essayist and poet and an influential member of the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize for Literature, died on Wednesday.
The prolific composer's musical DNA has been indelibly intertwined with American cartoons, films and popular music since the 1930s.
Washington state authorities said they have positively identified the remains of a woman killed by the Green River Killer, one of the nation's most prolific killers.
If this autobiographical novel by the prolific SF author had been published 20 years ago during the era that it reflects, it would have achieved cult status by now.
The prolific YBA artist, Damien Hirst , is continuing his successful career at being…well, prolific.
Robert Creeley, 78, a prolific poet and a major American artist in the second half of the 20th century, died March 30 at a hospital in Odessa, Tex.
The city's most prolific and knowledgeable historian, Peter McCauley, passed away last Friday, Aug 28.
Altering a Law the Police Use Prolifically .
Prolific, he has written many plays, and SCR has produced several.
I had some plants in my front yard - where I'm putting together my cottage garden this year - and for two years (columbines are perennials), they bloomed gorgeously and prolifically.
Ram Charan, long-time advisor to CEOs and prolific business author, writes exclusively for ChiefExecutive.net on the possibility that the US is about to see significant inflation in the marketplace.
Though he started his career as a computer hacker, Julian Assange may be the most prolific journalist of our time.
The imaginative and prolific author wrote some of the most popular science-fiction books of all time, including "The Martian Chronicles" and " Fahrenheit 451.".
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In science:

The reactor is permanently rich with prolific amount of atoms whose nucleus is capable of emitting the neutrons. Therefore, the disturbance of the physical mechanism of nuclei decay with emission of delayed neutrons may result in a substantial change of neutron density.
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
Research in time series (TS) has been very prolific in the last decade.
XQ2P: Efficient XQuery P2P Time Series Processing
The large acceptance of the STAR detector makes it suitable for reconstructing the hadronic jets that are prolifically produced in high-pT processes.
Spin Physics with the STAR detector
Overconfidence in human activity is prolific; research shows that in relatively complex problems, humans are consistently overconfident.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development
Oct-3/4 maintains the proliferative embryonic stem cell state via specific binding to a variant octamer sequence in the regulatory region of the UTF1 locus.
Gene profiling for determining pluripotent genes in a time course microarray experiment
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