pupate

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verb pu·pate \ˈpyü-ˌpāt\

Definition of pupate

pupated

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pupating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become a pupa :  pass through a pupal stage

pupation

play \pyü-ˈpā-shən\ noun

Examples of pupate in a sentence

  1. Unlike most butterflies, this species pupates underground.

1862

First Known Use of pupate

1862


PUPATE Defined for English Language Learners

pupate

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verb pu·pate \ˈpyü-ˌpāt\

Definition of pupate for English Language Learners

  • biology : to become a pupa

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