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English definition of “germinate”


verb [I or T] (SEED)    /ˈdʒɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ US  /ˈdʒɝː-/ specialized
to (cause a seed to) start growing: The beans will only germinate if the temperature is warm enough.Plant reproduction germination     /ˌdʒɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌdʒɝː-/ noun [U] Plant reproduction
(Definition of germinate verb (SEED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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