Synonyms and Antonyms of proliferation

  1. 1 something added (as by growth) <a large proliferation in the number of electrical appliances was placing enormous demands upon the region's power supply> Synonyms accretion, accrual, addendum, addition, augmentation, boost, expansion, gain, increment, more, plus, increase, raise, rise, step-up, supplement, uptickRelated Words accumulation, assemblage, collection, gathering; complement; accession, appendix, continuation, extension, uptrend, upturn; jump, run-up, spikeNear Antonyms deduction, subtractionAntonyms abatement, decline, decrease, decrement, depletion, diminishment, diminution, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, loss, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, step-down

  2. 2 the act or process of becoming greater in number <the proliferation of mistakes as both actors and crew became more and more tired> Synonyms accumulating, accumulation, addition, increase, mushrooming, multiplicationRelated Words doubling, quadrupling, tripling; creep, growth, rise, spread; enlargement, escalation, expansion; amplification, distension (or distention), inflation; accretion, accrual, augmentation, cumulation; extension, lengthening; boost, gain, hike, increment, riseNear Antonyms abatement, compressing, compression, condensation, condensing, constricting, constriction, contracting, contraction, diminishing, diminishment, diminution, drop, drop-off, fall, falloff, lessening, lowering, reduction, shrinkage, shrinking; retrenching, retrenchment, shorteningAntonyms decrease

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