Sentence: Books explaining sex to kids began to proliferate at the turn of the past century. The idea that children are innocent and need protection from the harsh world of grownups—and need, even, their own books—has its roots in the Enlightenment, but it blossomed in the nineteenth century. (Source: www.newyorker.com)
Meaning: Grow in number rapidly; Multiple; Reproduce rapidly
How To Remember?
If you break the word “Proliferate“, you would get pro-life-rate, i.e., something that supports life rate. Life rate increases, hence the number increases. You can remember this word thus!
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