Significado de “germ” - en el Diccionario Inglés

germ en inglés británico

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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.
Rats and flies spread germs.

Más ejemplos

  • 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.

(Definición de germ del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

germ en inglés americano

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us /dʒɜrm/

germ noun (ORGANISM)

[ C usually pl ] a very small organism that causes disease:

The patient has little natural resistance to germs.

germ noun (ORIGIN)

[ C ] the origin of something that develops, esp. a cell from which grain grows or the beginning of an idea:

Alejandro’s suggestion was the germ of an idea.

(Definición de germ del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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