Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The bringing forth of young.
  • Pregnant; prolific; fruitful; abundant; overflowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Prolific; productive.

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  • verb Present participle of teem.
  • verb Abundantly filled with especially living things.

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  • adjective abundantly filled with especially living things

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Examples

  • The dominant available images prescribe a particularly parochial set of options: a barricaded and insulated rejectionist leadership; pitiful masses suffering in teeming refugee camps or squalid, quarantined communities; and, most prominent of all, terrorist suicide bombers, fanatical malevolent creatures, bereft of normal human motivation and well beyond our comprehension.

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  • The dominant available images prescribe a particularly parochial set of options: a barricaded and insulated rejectionist leadership; pitiful masses suffering in teeming refugee camps or squalid, quarantined communities; and, most prominent of all, terrorist suicide bombers, fanatical malevolent creatures, bereft of normal human motivation and well beyond our comprehension.

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  • Millions of people are imprisoned in teeming cities; millions more labour on Pharaonic projects to rebuild ruined ecosystems.

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  • The British and the Dutch, close-quartered in teeming European cities, may have seen sailing ships and canoes as instruments of commerce.

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  • In Brazil and other countries democracy faces a backlash from millions of badly educated and newly urbanized dwellers in teeming slums, who see few palpable benefits to Western parliamentary systems.

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  • In Brazil and other countries democracy faces a backlash from millions of badly educated and newly urbanized dwellers in teeming slums, who see few palpable benefits to Western parliamentary systems.

    Was Democracy Just a Moment?

  • In Brazil and other countries democracy faces a backlash from millions of badly educated and newly urbanized dwellers in teeming slums, who see few palpable benefits to Western parliamentary systems.

    Was Democracy Just a Moment?

  • It was what we frequently call a teeming brain, one of those four-horse teeming brains, as it were.

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  • After a day in Antananarivo -- a sprawling, diesel-soaked city that earns the adjective "teeming" -- we leave by car for Andasibe, a former logging village that is now home to a burgeoning ecotourism trade.

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  • At 97, he can still recall the teeming shore that was the Antwerp waterfront as he experienced it in 1922.

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