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Definition of pupate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pupate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪt//
 
[intransitive] (biology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pupate
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪt//
 
he / she / it pupates
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪts//
 
past simple pupated
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪtɪd//
 
past participle pupated
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form pupating
BrE BrE//pjuːˈpeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpjuːpeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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to develop into a pupa The caterpillars feed on these plants until they pupate.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pupate