Synonyms and Antonyms of proliferation
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 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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