The correct answer is increase.
C. put in disarray
The correct answer is (A) increase; rapid spread or increase; rapid growth in number; multiplication; rapid reproduction by cell division.
Proliferation comes from French proliferation, Latin proles (offspring) and ferre (to bear).
Examples of use:
- Cancer is a disease caused by the rapid proliferation of cancer cells.
- It is important to all of us to prevent the proliferation of nuclear arms.