Definition of pupate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pupate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈpyupeɪt//
 
[intransitive](biology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pupate
 
he / she / it pupates
 
past simple pupated
 
-ing form pupating
 
 
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to develop into a pupa The caterpillars feed on these plants until they pupate.
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