Meaning of “germinate” in the English Dictionary

"germinate" in British English

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germinateverb

uk /ˈdʒɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ us /ˈdʒɝː.mə.neɪt/

(Definition of “germinate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"germinate" in American English

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germinateverb [ I/T ]

us /ˈdʒɜr·məˌneɪt/

to start growing, or to cause a seed to start growing:

[ I ] This community is where the seeds of Gandhi’s philosophy germinated.

(Definition of “germinate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)