germinate ( germinates 3rd person present) ( germinating present participle) ( germinated past tense & past participle )
1 verb If a seed germinates or if it is germinated, it starts to grow.
Some seed varieties germinate fast, so check every day or so... V
First, the researchers germinated the seeds. V n
germination n-uncount usu with supp
The poor germination of your seed could be because the soil was too cold.
2 verb If an idea, plan, or feeling germinates, it comes into existence and begins to develop.
He wrote to Eliot about a `big book' that was germinating in his mind. V, Also V into n
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bud, develop, generate, grow, originate, pullulate, shoot, sprout, swell, vegetate
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