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English definition of “germinate”


verb [I] (IDEA)    /ˈdʒɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ US  /ˈdʒɝː-/
to start developing: I felt an idea germinating in my head/mind.Starting and beginningStarting again germination     /ˌdʒɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌdʒɝː-/ noun [U] Plant reproduction
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