American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to sprout or grow.
- v. To begin to sprout or grow.
- v. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To act as a germ; begin to undergo development toward a more complete form or state; form or be formed into an embryo, as an impregnated ovum.
- Specifically, to sprout; bud; shoot; begin to vegetate or grow, as a plant or its seed.
- To cause to sprout; put forth; produce.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.
- v. To cause to sprout.
- v. work out
- v. cause to grow or sprout
- v. produce buds, branches, or germinate
- Latin germināre, germināt-, to sprout, from germen, germin-, sprout, bud. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Hope it makes seeds that will germinate, that is step one.”
“Some spores may take up to 60 days to germinate, meaning to actually release some of the toxins that cause the symptoms.”
“These so-called arthrospores have never been observed to "germinate," nor is their resistance very marked, as they fail to initiate new cultures, after having been exposed to a temperature of 80° C. for ten minutes.”
“By the way something, I like that the scientists tried to "germinate" the seeds found in the cache.”
“My work was to find out how long it took different kinds of seeds to germinate, that is sprout.”
“I'm thinking of the type of gardener that grows some rare Zimbawbian passion flower that takes 18 months to germinate, and then only blooms for 1 hour before it expires.”
“Says Boulais: "Lettuce doesn't like to germinate in temperatures above 85 degrees, so if you have a shady spot, plant it there or plant it behind taller plants.”
“You could buy some here and try to germinate the seeds and plant them.”
“These two new ones are just that much more refined, allowing plenty of time for the downtempo and few midtempo tracks to germinate and bloom.”
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