Translation of "germ" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /dʒɜːm/ us /dʒɝːm/

germ noun (ORGANISM)

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

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

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)