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seed

noun (BEGINNING)    /siːd/
C2 [C usually plural] the cause of a feeling or situation, or the early stages of it: The seeds of friendship were sown early, and they remained lifelong companions. He may be sowing the seeds of his own destruction in the long term by using violence against his own people.Origins and sourcesBeginnings and starts
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