Translation of "germ" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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germnoun

uk /dʒɜːm/ us /dʒɝːm/

germ noun (ORGANISM)

C1 [ C usually plural ] a very small organism that causes disease

病菌;细菌
Wash your hands so you don't get germs on the food. 洗洗手,你就不会把细菌弄到食物上了。
Rats and flies spread germs. 老鼠和苍蝇传播病菌。

More examples

  • It says on the bottle that it kills all known germs.
  • In warm weather these germs multiply rapidly.
  • Cover your nose when you sneeze - we don't want all your germs!
  • I dread to think how many germs are living in that filthy kitchen.
  • Germs can be spread very easily in hospitals unless there are strict hygiene rules in place.

germ noun (AMOUNT)

germ of sth C2 [ S ]

a small amount, usually one that develops into something large or important

(通常指发展成为巨大或重要事物)的发端,发源,萌芽
He found the germ of an idea in an old newspaper. 他的想法萌生于一份旧报纸。

(Translation of “germ” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)