1. pupate

verb. develop into a pupa.


  • produce
  • grow
  • get
  • acquire


  • dedifferentiate
  • stay
  • worsen
  • disappear

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Sentences with pupate

1. Verb, base form
If a caterpillar hopes to stay safe long enough to pupate and become a butterfly, it will have to avoid a number of threats.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
A few large insects pupate in soil and a few are large enough to leave 4-inch holes when they emerge in late spring or summer.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Temperature and food sources dictate the rate in which Indian meal moth larvae pupate, which can be as little as four weeks.