Definitions of germinate

  1. To cause to sprout. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To sprout or bud; begin to grow or develop into a higher form. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To spring from a germ: to begin to grow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To begin to grow; sprout. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To bud or sprout; to begin to grow; to vegetate; to cause to sprout. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. GERMINATION. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for germinate

  1. A number of investigators have demonstrated that a seed may start to germinate then be dried, and again be started to germinate several times in succession without wholly destroying the vitality of the seed. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe
  2. The seed has found its way into some corner of our minds where it can germinate – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude